Tip for a Happy Crew: Make Sure It’s Fun

Keith Magnussen of Ullman Sails offers one key tip for a contented crew: Make sure they have fun. Bottom line. Keith spoke at the July monthly meeting (7/9) with several tips for captains. Keep the suggestions positive. Make sure people understand their roles. Make sure they get a beer. And if they’re giving up their […]

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Renew your AYC membership today by clicking on this link. Update your member profile and full members pay the $150 per year dues (life members pay no dues). If you have any trouble, contact Mike Ferring.

AYC Turns Out in Force for Long Beach Race Week

First there are the sailors of the Viper fleet. All of them headed for Long Beach June 27-29 for the Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week. And then there were the misfits of the Crazy Train, a dozen guys thrown together to sail a Catalina 37. And Chris Smith and his team on his J/80 […]

Cool Summer Sunday Races

The series is underway, with actual cool temps when it’s time to rig the boats (80+, which we think is cool in Arizona); not so much when it’s time to put them away. The morning summer series is the brainchild of Greg Woodcock, who thought sailing in the morning made more sense than doing it […]

Emory Heisler Honored by National Buccaneer Association

AYC’s Emory Heisler has been chosen for a national honor for his work with the national Buccaneer 18 class. Each year the Buccaneer 18 class selects one member to be the official “Quaiche* Bearer,” recognizing outstanding effort and service to the class−and Emory is the 2014 honoree. Bucc Commodore Jimmy Yurko says, “I’m proud to […]