Throughout the year the AYC has various social events outside of our Racing, Cruising and Education programs (which are social events in and of themselves!) The main on is our monthly Membership Meeting. It is held the Second Tuesday of every month at Rolling Hills Golf Course (yeah…golf course) in Tempe. It starts around 7:00pm but many members show up early to have dinner and cajole with their fellow sailors.
Saturday night dinner is a staple of Lake Pleasant Race Weekends, but in particular the Saturday night party after the Birthday Regatta / Leukemia Cup is always a great get together. There is a silent auction, live band, various speakers (including Gary Jobson), raffle and of course plentiful libations for all. Many folks come out just to party with us on that Saturday night!
We have several other events that are off the water as well. Our annual Kinnikinick Campout is held in the sweltering summer months in the Coconino National Forest (at an altitude where it’s not so hot!) We also have an annual Commodore’s Celebration that serves to recognize the members who have won the various club awards we have and to seat the new year’s Board Members.