It’s Race Season!

Tony Chapman shows Court Roberts his Viper. Photo: Chris Smith

Tony Chapman shows Court Roberts his Viper. Photo: Chris Smith

Have you signed up for the fall race series or are you putting it off until, well, when are you putting it off to?

Here’s the page where you’ll find the registration button, the links to the race documents, and all kinds of links to Arizona racing resources.

Tempe Town Lake began Sunday (9/22) with lots of wind (okay, too much). Lake Pleasant racing begins two weeks later, on Saturday, October 5 at 12:30 pm. That date and time is also the deadline to determine the active fleets in the club, but it looks like the expected fleets are there or nearly there right now, with Catalina 22s, Thistles, and PHRF Spin, Non-Spin, and Sportboat.

You’ll have a chance to practice at Lake Pleasant on Saturday morning, September 28, beginning at 9am. The race committee boat will be on the water, you’ll have marks to sail around, and they’ll be running multiple starts to tune your time and distance calculations and shake off the summer rust.

If you’re reading this and thinking it would be fun to race but you don’t know how, consider signing up for the crew list and the Arizona Sailing Foundation’s annual Introduction to Sailboat Racing class.

You know it's windy when the Laser sailors start swimming. Photo: Mark Howell

You know it’s windy when the Laser sailors start swimming. Sunday 9/22 on TTL. Photo: Mark Howell