Winter at Lake Pleasant

January solitude, sailing in the desert… Mid 70’s. Photo: Charles Landis

January Meeting: Gary Jobson

Gary Jobson is certainly America’s most famous sailor. He was inducted into the first class of the Sailing Hall of Fame and everything flows from there: college sailor of the year twice, tactician for Ted Turner’s winning America’s Cup campaign, winner of oodles of races, offshore and on, all of which vaulted him to his […]

Spanker Buccaneer Gift Exchange

The “Daisy Spanker” gift was the hit of the night, a “sail” fashioned from some giant-sized women’s undies, first received by Donna Benson, then Buccaneer-claimed by Deb Heisler, and finally pirated by Gene Walentiny (who denied speculation about what he planned for them). Sharon Bell confessed to gifting the Spanker and to cooking up the […]

Tempe Town Lake Fall Fleet Champs

In a fall season light on wind, credit the fleet champs who dodged and weaved to use zephyrs of air to stay in front. Dave Haggart winning C14 of course. Not only does he sail magnificently in all conditions, but he has to do it after driving for a couple hours from Prescott! And this […]

Martin Lorch Lugs Off Governor’s Cup

Martin Lorch and crew managed to out-race 50 other boats to take the gigantic Governor’s Cup at Lake Pleasant Saturday (12/2). The wind was fairly typical for the lake, with moderate northerly wind until close to noon when it shut down completely, rising again as a light wind from the south an hour later. It’s […]