Race Management Courses Available

AYC could use some more qualified race management people. Are you interested in learning more about how to run a regatta? Here’s information on one coming up in Denver on April 7&8. The link for enrollment in the one-day race management course is here: http://www1.ussailing.org/enrollment/selectregistrant.aspx?courseid=13451835 They’ll also be doing a course for judges. That link […]

Rob Gibbs Slated as Next Commodore

The AYC nominating committee has selected this bunch: Rob Gibbs, Commodore; Marc Danner, Vice Commodore; Sharon Bell, Rear Commodore; George Sheller, Racing Fleet Captain; Heather McClain, Cruising Fleet Captain; Russ Hasty and Skip Kempff, Membership Director (two-year term); Mike Ferring, Jr Staff Commodore. Bruce Andress moves to Sr Staff Commodore and Andrew Oliver will continue […]

New Trophies for AYC Racers

We’re making a major change in trophies this year that I hope you’ll like. Instead of giving a pickle dish or wine glass for each series, you’ll receive your own AYC Member Trophy plaque and add awards to it in the years to come. The first time you’re eligible for a trophy, you’ll get one […]

Brilliant Conditions for the Second Weekend at Lake Pleasant

Racing at Lake Pleasant rarely gets any better than the conditions this weekend (March 3-4) at Lake Pleasant. After a light start Saturday, the wind built to a breezy crescendo, one so strong that the Spin fleet decided to loop Horse Island for two races. Sunday didn’t really bother to build much, starting with good […]

Do You Daydream of Tropical Sailing?

And if not, why not? One of the great benefits of knowing how to sail is access to gorgeous yachts in beautiful places. Clear green water, steady trade breeze, warm evenings with a  piña colada. Mmmm. Oops, sorry, I drifted off there for a minute. You’ve seen the tantalizing beauty shots in sailing magazines. At […]