The Ensign sailboat is the largest class of full keel boats in North America.
It was designed by Carl Alberg and built by Pearson Yachts of Portsmouth, Rhode Island who manufactured nearly 1800 boats from 1962 through 1983. A family day sailer and one-design racer, the Ensign is an evolution of a previous Alberg design called the Electra. Using the original molds that the Ensign Class Association purchased from Pearson Yachts when they went out of business; Ensign Spars now manufactures the New Ensign Classic.
The Ensign is 22 and 1/2 feet long, weighs about 3,000 pounds, has a draft of 3 feet and is best raced with a crew of four. Although you will never see an Ensign planing around the buoys, an overlapping genoa and large spinnaker make this "little big boat" a responsive, enjoyable tactical racer. From the beginning, Class officers have worked to keep the Ensign as close to the original design as possible, with equipment modifications kept to a minimum. As a result, these boats have held their value, are easy to handle and fun to race – keeping the Ensign Class vital and strong.
The Huntington Bay Ensign Fleet 7 was chartered in 1963, and Centerport Yacht Club has been the home of many local, regional and national Ensign fleet champions over the years.
The Tri-Club Yacht Racing Association, of which CYC is a member, organizes weekly Ensign races on Sundays during the sailing season as well as the Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Double-Handed and Single-Handed regattas.
Ensign Class Racing
2019 Tri-Club Notice of Race
2019 Tri-Club Sailing Instructions
2019 Ensign Class Fall Race series