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 […]

December’s Meeting: Twisted Gift Exchange

December’s monthly meeting brings the annual AYC gift exchange, a gift exchange with a twist. You might say twisted, even. The meeting is at 7 pm, Tuesday, December 12, at the Caddy Shack @ Rolling Hills, 1415 North Mill Avenue, Tempe. Here’s how the gift exchange works: You bring a wrapped gift valued at about […]

Jeff Johnstone’s AYC Visit

It all started with the legendary J/24. Jeff Johnstone recounted to the AYC November monthly meeting how his father Rod chose the size of the J/24 40 years ago for one critical reason: he could build a 24 foot long by 7 foot wide boat in his garage. Anything bigger wouldn’t fit. When they rolled […]

Day’s End

Roosevelt Lake’s Salome Cove at day’s end. I loved the idyllic single sailboat anchored in the background for the evening. They had the entire cove to themselves. So peaceful. Photo By: Eric Heaton

Like to Buy the Commodore’s Yield Boat?

Now that we have a new and reliable motor on the back of the club’s Boston Whaler, the board has decided it’s time to sell the old safety boat, the Commodore’s Yield, and they’d like to offer it first to club members. The lean description is that it’s a 2001 18-foot Alumacraft with a 90 […]