Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup

The 2016 event was a success! Thanks to all who helped and participated. Now: 2017. Here are the 2016 documents to give you a taste of the upcoming regatta.

Three days of racing, cruising and desert hospitality.

The Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta has been raced continuously for 56 years, held each year on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend. It’s Arizona Yacht Club’s premier event.

Expected Classes: Buccaneer, Portsmouth, Catalina 22, Viper 640, Montgomery 17, Santana 20, PHRF spin, PHRF non-spin, Multi-Hull, and TransLoch cruising.

Sail with us, with over 200 sailors and “shore crew,” and 70+ boats. Sail under blue skies in front of the Black Mountains near Castle Hot Springs, Buzzard Neck and Humbug Bay. Celebrate with us under the stars, between the saguaro and ocotillo, with the burros and coyotes on Lake Pleasant, just 45 minutes northwest of Phoenix.

The AYC Birthday Regatta provides a fabulous taste of desert winter sailing with warm days, fresh breezes and a wilderness vibe that no other regatta can match.

The event is also the nation’s first Leukemia Cup Regatta of the year. We invite you to sign up for the Leukemia Cup scoring on Saturday. The top-finishing Leukemia Cup entrant in each fleet will be the winner. Tony Chapman is heading up fundraising and invites you to begin collecting money and to set up a fundraising page. If you have questions, please contact Tony.

Kelly Beaver, Tony Chapman and Gary Jobson at the Leukemia Cup Fantasy Sail in Bermuda in 2015.

Kelly Beaver, Tony Chapman and Gary Jobson at the Leukemia Cup Fantasy Sail in Bermuda in 2015. If you raise enough money, you too can sail with Gary during the annual Fantasy Sail.