Eight Bells: Mark Christensen:
Mark “Doctor” Christensen, 59, of Mound, MN passed away December 14, 2019. He was a highly competitive and skilled competitor in scows and iceboats and part of a group of Minnesota DNers whose passion had helped to bring new people to the sport.
Known as a guy who was soft-spoken and humble, yet free with information and as competitive as it gets once on the race course, his nickname “The Doctor” was due to his skills and profession as a safe-cracker and technician.
Mark was a key member of ice scouts who were responsible for getting sailors from all over North America, Europe, and Russia to join together in Minnesota for the first fun regatta of the season. He was…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Eight Bells: Mark Christensen, Editor
Acquisition of Alerion Yachts:
Peter Eastman, owner of Eastman Boats and Howard Boats, has purchased Alerion Yachts from Peter Johnstone. Eastman plans to extend the Alerion brand across new models and a broader size range, and further grow sales and production beyond Alerion’s recent business turnaround. Full report.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Acquisition of Alerion Yachts, Editor