Wednesday Luncheon

Alan Andrews: The Making of a World-class Yacht Designer

Alan’s first sailing experiences were at LAYC aboard Astra, owned then by his grandfather, S/C John Robert White. He sailed in BYC’s Jr. Program before starting big boat racing. While earning his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, Alan was captain of the sailing team and selected to the All-America college sailing team. He learned his trade working with Dennis Choate and Doug Peterson, then founded Alan Andrews Yacht design, where he has been head of the yacht design office for close to 40 years. Recent races include Transpac 2017, MEXORC 2018 and the 2018 Subic-Verde Island Regatta. Alan serves on the Offshore Committee for US Sailing, chairs Transpacific YC’s Technical Committee, is a member of CCA and the Balboa Yacht Club where he served as Commodore in 2009.

Lunch is served from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Please make reservations by email to or by calling the club office at 310.831.1203.

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