Author Archives: Wailana Express 34

About Wailana Express 34

Long time sailor. Owner of Wailana, an Express 34 since 11/13. Goofball.


Carl Schumacher

I just nominated Carl Schumacher to the National Sailing Hall of Fame.

I hope they can give some love to a great West Coast sailor and designer. Fingers crossed.

Greg S. – Wailana – Express 34 – Hull #1


Hey Santa! All I want is to talk to the Man!

Yep. Forget the stocking stuffers, beard trimmers and bathrobes.

I want to get the facts straight, set the rumors to rest and find out just what’s hidden underneath that gelcoat.

That’s right I want to talk to the man – Terry Alsberg.

Terry ‘The Man’ Alsberg

I’ve got questions. Do you? Reply below and I’ll put them on my list. Here’s to get you started…

  1. Was there really a secret team of European pros brought in to make the mold for the 34?
  2. Does the 34 use the same fiberglass layup schedule as 37?
  3. After all these years, how do you feel about the 34 in relation to the 27 & 37?

What else do you have? Bring it. By January 15, 2018.

Greg S. – Wailana – Hull #1

Cloud Splitter

From John C.

La Penogg is soon to be Cloud Splitter

It was owned by Larry U.
It is hull number 2 and was the boat that was shown at the Annapolis boat show in 1987. It was then brought to the Connecticut boat show where Larry saw it. He is the only owner of the boat and had quite a race record.

He sailed it primarily on Long Island sound, we sailed it though Hells Gate in NYC and up the Hudson were it will find it new home on Lake George NY.

It is currently completely stripped down and we are working hard on a complete restoration. She had issues with a wet top deck so all the hard ware has been removed and completely redone with new top side paint and non skid.

The inside of the boat was hardly used but we have gone through this and redone everything inside. These are very well made boats and a pleasure to restore.
There is not an inch of this boat that is not being redone at this point hoping to give it another 30 years of life.

John C.

6 Tons on the move…

From Doug W.

“Trip to Vermilion pulling an empty trailer went uneventfully Thursday night.  Took a while to get the loaded on the trailer.  We put the mast through the bow pulpit and built a stand for the aft end of the mast.  On the trailer, the boat was less than 13′ to the bow pulpit, and with the trailer about 12,000 lbs going down the road.  It was a stressful ride home for sure.  Thought the tires were fine, but once loaded with all that weight two started to go down. I changed one to the spare and nursed the other one the rest of the way home.  It was a stressful ride for sure but all is well. “