We are looking for interested sailors to join us at West River Sailing Club in Galesville, Maryland! Our goal is to serve currently active and future class members who liver in the Baltimore/Annapolis area who wish to do some regular sailing, with a mixture of racing and fun events.
The Albacore is a 15-foot sloop-rigged one-design dinghy typically sailed by two people, but it can also be sailed for fun by one person alone, or three to four people depending on size. The Albacore is used extensively for racing and recreation in the US, Canada, and the UK. It is a great first boat for those who are just learning to sail, and a very competitive racer for more advanced sailors. While the Albacores iis a fast and lively boat, it is relatively easy to get up to speed and the racing is very tactical. A very versatile boat, it is often sailed by husband/wife, and parent/child combinations. Some of the all-women teams are the most competitive in the class. Albacores sailors comprise an eclectic group from all ages and walks of life, including students, professionals, senior executives, and retirees ranging in age from 2 to 82.
The Fleet Captain's personal statement will be added shortly along with a photo of them.
The albacore fleet uses a google group like many other fleets at WRSC, it's easy for anybody to join! This is how the fleet captain, the fleet, and others at WRSC communicate specifically to each other! All important fleet specific information is sent through this group.