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The Alberg 30 Association's 50th Anniversary


The 2014 sailing season will mark the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Chesapeake Bay Alberg 30 One-Design Association—the A30s. The association's charter is to promote family participation in both racing and cruising; the dual sailing pursuits being unique to the association and unequaled by any other one-design club in the Annapolis area today. Some of our racers today are third generation Albergers.

The association was formed in 1964 when 10 local Annapolitans made a group-purchase of 10 Albergs. Delivery of the boats began early in 1965 and got the Association's first active season underway. In 1966, The Baltimore Sun stated: "The Albergs pioneered large boat one-design racing on the Chesapeake" in the Sunday edition of the newspaper. In addition to the racing, the club began its cruising legacy when 8 of these new boats, with families, headed up to coast to attend the New York World's Fair.

Thus began a 50 year love affair with the pursuit of all that sailing offers, magically choreographed by the allure of our Chesapeake Bay. Today membership stands at 250 member-families with Annapolis being the center of activity. The Alberg 30 truly has a unique place in Annapolis's nautical history.

Proclamation of the City of Annapolis

Commodore's Message

50th Anniversary Celebration at City Dock on 9 & 10 August 2014

50th Anniversary Parade of Sail at National Sailing Hall of Fame, 9 August 2014

50th Anniversary Old Timer's Race at National Sailing Hall of Fame, 10 August 2014

Items of interest


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