Who We Are
The Ariel Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement and promotion of the Carl Alberg Designed 26 foot Pearson Ariel and Commander sloops.
Association volunteers maintain a roster of yachts and provide a clearing house for maintenance and hardware information. They also provide experienced-based information on tuning and trimming for performance, and on how to have a comfortable sail.
Membership in the Ariel Association is open to all owners, crew and other interested persons. Locally there is an Annual Membership Meeting, held in the late fall/early Winter. There is also a two day Spring tune-up and maintenance session, one or two Summer cruise activities, and occasional social gatherings.
Membership in the Ariel Association qualifies Northern California owners to participate in one-design class racing under the Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay. There are ten or more races during the Summer season and starting any five or six qualifies your boat.
The Ariel Association publishes an owners manual and maintenance guide. A newsletter is published three to four times a year, and there is an annual roster of all yachts and their owners. Full members also receive a copy of the Association By-Laws.
Please register your yacht with us by completing the registration form. And please accept our invitation to join the Ariel Association. If you have any questions or wish more information, contact our officers.
For those who are new to the Ariel Association web site here are some important links we believe you will find interesting:
Registration form - Here you have the opportunity to register your boat and to join the Ariel Association.
Fact Sheet - A look at the Ariel's specifications and prices in 1962.
Officers - Our current organizers and the important people in the organization (at least, we think so).
Brochure - Here is a copy of Pearson's original 1962 sales brochure that we've scanned. Click on each thumbnail to see a larger image.
Owners Manual - Here is a description of the Association's revised guide to maintaining your Ariel or Commander. A link to the order form is included.
Maintenance Alerts! - Information on important maintenance issues affecting Ariel and Commander yachts.
Season Champ - A picture of the boat that won the most recent season. You can also check out the previous seasons champions all the way back to 1964.
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