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Alan Palevsky

Alan Palevsky grew up sailing on Great South Bay on Eastern Long Island. He started by crewing for his older brother in the Blue Jay Class in 1959, graduating to the Windmill in 1965. This boat was a Clark Mills design as the next boat up after the Optimist Pram. They took 2nd in the Windmill Nationals in 1968.

In 1974 Alan started racing the Tornado, the Olympic class catamaran. He raced that class through 1988 and in 1986 he was ranked 10th in the US. He also raced Interclub’ s in the Marblehead Frostbite fleet from 1982 through 1990. Finally, he has been evening racing Solings on Boston Harbor since 1981.

Palevsky earned a Bachelor's degree in physics from Williams College in 1973 and a PhD in physics from MIT in 1980. He spent 37 years at Raytheon and retired in 2018 at the level of Director. His work at Raytheon was across many disciplines including high-power microwave tubes, flat panel displays, and satellite communications. Since retiring, he has been consulting part time in the electronics industry. He has also volunteered at Courageous Sailing in Charlestown, Massachusetts, helping maintain their boats.