This year is the 50th anniversary of the Albergs which were made in Whitby Ontario. And the Chesapeake Bay Alberg Association will be at NYC on June 21, 2014, to race against the Great Lakes Alberg Association. This is an annual event.
Gerry Kedey of NYC bought the very first Alberg 30 and it was called Opus 1. The Chesapeake Bay guys bought 10 of the first 50 boats that were built at Whitby. The Whitby Boat Works built 655 Alberg 30’s as well as Alberg 37’s.
Last year the crew of Jazz gained a comfortable 2nd place on a loaner boat in the Chesapeake Bay Alberg Association Regatta which had 10 boats racing in a seven race weekend. One boat lost its mast in the 20 knot winds due to a chainplate failure. The crew – all National Yacht Club members – were Tom Gibson, Adam Charlton, Marc Decourt, Joan McKay and John Kitchener.