Next: Opening Day at Lake Pleasant

Santana 20 champ Martin Lorch with son Cedric and Kyle Clark in big wind last year. Photo: Chris Smith

Santana 20 champ Martin Lorch with son Cedric and Kyle Clark in big wind last year. Photo: Chris Smith

Saturday (9/20) will be Opening Day for racing at Lake Pleasant, breaking the long summer vacation for most of AYC’s racers. Have you registered?

Race documents for the series at both Lake Pleasant and Tempe Town Lake are available on the racing page, along with a registration button that will take you to the registration site.

There have been no big changes this year in the race format or race documents, but some small ones: The race documents for the regular Lake Pleasant races, the Saturday-only races, and the TransLoch races have all be combined into a single set of NORs (Notice of Race) and SIs (Sailing Instructions). And while in the spring the TransLoch fleet was sent on various courses, this fall they will be sent on just one: around Horse Island, Balance Rock Island, and “Unnamed Island.” This may mean that they start downwind, but the competitors will be able to count on sailing the same course each week.

In preparation for the Lake Pleasant Opening Day, Fleet Captain Steve Brown ran practice races on Saturday (9/13), with about 10 boats participating.

The Opening Day for Tempe Town Lake racing and race committee training will be Sunday (9/28), beginning at 3 pm.

The PHRF Spin fleet will be the race committee for the Lake Pleasant Opening Day, while the Buccaneer 18 fleet will be race committee for the Tempe Town Lake Opening Day.