Welcome to our Fleet,
The Ensign Fleet at AYC is a member of the Ensign Class Association and we are designated Ensign Fleet 30. We have 22 Ensigns in our fleet. We race under One Design Rules in club series races and in regional and national Ensign class championships. In regatta racing the skipper has the option of racing one design or PHRF handicaps.
In 1962 Pearson Yacht commissioned Carl Alberg to modify his earlier small ocean racer design (Ensign Electra) to make the Ensign day sailor…the boat we sail today. Pearson Yacht built the Ensign from 1962 to 1983. Her large cockpit, classic lines and friendly sailing characteristics made the Ensign an instant success. Her sail inventory includes a full main, #1 and #2 genoas, a blade or roller reefing and a spinnaker. Her full keel draws 3 feet, her length is 22 ½ feet and she weighs 3000 pounds. Ensigns sail well as a family day sailor and as a racer.
In 2002 the Carl Alberg Ensign design was elected to the American Sailing Association Hall of Fame. Her popularity remains strong and Ensigns are the largest full keel class in the United States. A few new Ensigns are built every year by Ensign Spars in Marquette, Michigan on a customer order basis. Ensign Spars is also one of several sources for Ensign parts.
In addition to club racing, Ensign Fleet 30 sponsors an annual senior regatta, Chaparral de Mar, socializes with picnics and potlucks and gathers for a very special Full Moon Sail. Our annual elections and business dinner is in January. The 2015 officers are Fred Ford, Fleet Captain, Norma Lien, Treasurer and Anne Morley, Secretary.
The classic and historical legacy of the Ensign attracts sailors who enjoy the traditions of sailing and the pure fun of sailing a classic. We invite you to come sail with us.
James Bland – 2019 Fleet Captain
Anne Morley – 2019 Secretary/Treasurer
Fred Ford – 2019 Social Chair
AYC ENSIGN OWNER LIST 2015
SARAH BAKER FAUST
|JAMES AND KAREN BLAND||2021||SPIRIT|
|ERIC CREAMER||1152||BLUE DREAMS|
|FRED & JEAN FORD||972||SEPTEMBER|
|DAVE GAMBLE||1167||ONE WITH THE WIND|
|TOM & KELLY GROLL||578||CHULA|
|BILL & KELLY HAWK||1414||PRICKLY PAIR|
|DANNY & NORMA LIEN||1358||GRAVY|
|DAVID & ANNE MORLEY||739||ABACO|
|DAVID & DANA TUCKER||1710||GRACE|
|CARL WISEMAN||1609||DEEP 6|
|**KEN JOLLY||265||JOLLY TIME *|
|**FRED SCHROTH||298||THORAZINE *|
* Ensign Electra ** Not Fleet 30 Member