Feb 072024

Save the Date!

The Olson 30 North Americans are back and will be held out of Duluth Yacht Club and Barker’s Island Marina over Labor Day weekend. With 8 boats locally, this is virtually guaranteed to be the largest fleet of Olson 30s racing together in several years. Throw in a few Lake Michigan, Erie and Ontario boats plus a few more plus changes to the class rules to boost eligibility (see below) and we should have a nice turnout.

Racing will Friday – Sunday with a distance race on Saturday. Logistics (launching/hauling , dockage, and mast stepping), along with post-race activities, race committee and trophies, is being covered by Barker’s so event costs to the participants should be very modest.

Facebook Event Here

Class Rules: To encourage the greatest possible participation, we propose modified Class Rules for this event, and if ratification is possible, all future Olson 30 Class events.  See the Draft Rules page.

Mar 162023

Seems Facebook is playing a larger role in online communities all the time, and especially as Facebook moved into promotion of Groups, use of the Olson 30 Forums has declined.

The Olson 30 Class has a Facebook page, please visit, like and follow us!

You can find a lot of the content and commentary that formerly was happening on our own Forums, now on the Olson 30 Sailboat Group on Facebook. Are we happy about this? Honestly, no. We believe the Forums are the best place to talk about anything related to your Olson 30, for many reasons such as:

  • Topics: discussion is divided into topics such as General, Technical, Projects etc.
  • Searchable: Facebook groups are not easy to search
  • Historical Info: Olson 30 Forums have about 15 years of discussion
  • Class Maintenance: Using the O30 Forums keeps the class more vital

As the saying goes, and this pertains mostly to our own Forums: Use it or Lose it!