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May 2012 – Compass Points

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It’s May, end of the line for the 2011-2012 AYC year and time for Congratulations and Thank Yous!

  • Congratulations to our Fleet Champions and best of luck to them in the Championship of Champions – the AYC Championship!
  • Thank You!!! to all the sailors and their families that do so much to make our club so great, from the Board of Directors to the volunteers that all made 2011-2012 a great year of sailing in the desert.

REMEMBER TOO…IT’S TIME FOR THE PARTY!  Our AYC Membership meeting 5/8/2012 has no program.  We’ll be counting votes  election of our new board and for Bylaw changes.  You’re welcome to stop by and socialize and help with the counting.

And then we’ll hope to see you at THE PARTY to recognize the “Changing of the Guard”, to announce the election and Bylaw results and to celebrate 2011-2012 together!

Check it all out in this month’s COMPASS POINTS!

  1. Commodore’s Corner – Thank You AYC!
  2. Get Ready for “THE PARTY”
  3. Bob Worral Takes Line Honors – Greg Jackson 3-peats at Tall Cactus
  4. Arizona High School Sailing Champs: Luke Marino and Jack Griffin
  5. Congratulations to AYC Fleet Champions
  6. Trash Talk – AYC Keeps it Clean – Join in the Fun 5/19 at Lake Pleasant
  7. Not What You See from Cruise Ships – Martin Lorch Shares San Jaun Sailing
  8. Fleet of the Month – Thistle
  9. For Sale! Want Ads!

May 2012 Calendar of Events

      • SATURDAY, MAY 5
        • AYC CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Races at Lake Pleasant
      • TUESDAY, May 8
        • 7:00pm Election Vote Count at Tempe Rolling Hills – Caddie Shack
      • SATURDAY, MAY 12
        • 6:00pm THE PARTY! Food! Music! Friends! Fun!!!

April 2012 – Compass Points

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What a great March!  In like a Lion!  Out like a Lion!  March was full of heavy spring breezes in AZ and at the SD NOOD Regatta, and if great sailing wasn’t enough the month was topped off by a personal visit to AYC by Anna Tunnicliffe – Olympic Gold Medal Winner, #1 Ranked Women’s Match Racer and ISAF World Sailor of the Year (her second) for our Membership Meeting 3/13/2012.

Nominations are set for 2012-2013 Board of Directors and so next up must be Tall Cactus Regatta, the AYC Club Championship and our AYC Annual “Closing Ceremonies” – aka THE PARTY – coming in May.

It’s time to RACE our way to the finsh of 2011-2012 sailing year!

Check it all out in this month’s COMPASS POINTS!

  1. Commodore’s Corner – Heading for the Docks, and THE PARTY!
  2. AYC Bylaw Changes / Nominations Up for Vote
  3. This Year’s Commodore’s Celebration – dubbed “THE PARTY”
  4. Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe Visits AYC
  5. Anna Tunnicliffe’s Roll Tack Tips
  6. 2012 Arizona High School Championship
  7. Tall Cactus Cruise to Humbug – April 28th!
  8. Fleet of the Month – PHRF Spinnaker Fleet
  9. For Sale! Want Ads!

March 2012 – Compass Points

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It may still be winter elsewhere but SPRING IS HERE in Arizona! Excellent temperatures and breezes have our sailors out in force at Lake Pleasant and Town Lake for sailing and ASF Classes, and also venturing out for events on the CA Coast as well.

March brings us more great sailing AND Anna Tunnicliffe-Olympic Gold Medal Winner, #1 Ranked Women’s Match Racer and ISAF World Sailor of the Year (her second) for our Membership Meeting 3/13/2012.

Nominations for 2012-2013 Board of Directors will also be held that night so please contact your Fleet Captain, Cruising Captain Mike Parker, or one of our “At Large” Nominating Committee  members Tom Errickson or Tom Ohlin to submit a nomination to the Committee.

Happy Spring AYC!!!

  1. Commodore’s Corner – March Madness!
  2. March Membership Meeting – Olympic Gold Medalist Anna Tunnicliffe
  3. Tall Cactus Cruise to Humbug – April 28th!
  4. Welcome New Members to AYC
  5. Lake Havasu Pocket Cruiser Convention
  6. Notice: 2011-12 Officers Nominating Meeting
  7. Fleet of the Month – Laser
  8. For Sale! Want Ads!

February 2012 – Compass Points

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What a GREAT Birthday Regatta, eh?  Congratulations to us all, and major THANK YOUs to Joe and Katherine Motil and all the volunteers that helped make the 2012 AYC Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup such a great success! THANK YOU!

Next up? A desert “winter” full of sailing here in AZ and across the Southwest, AND BOARD OF DIRECTOR NOMINATIONS!!!

Check it out!

  1. Commodore’s Corner – Desert “Winter” is Busy!
  2. Very Happy Birthday Regatta!
  3. US Sailing Instructor Class in March
  4. Notice: 2011-12 Officers Nominating Meeting
  5. Fleet of the Month – Portsmouth
  6. For Sale! Want Ads!

January 2012 – Compass Points

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Out with the old – Congratulations to all the fall series winners!!
In with the new – It’s time for the AYC Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup!

Speaking of Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup…REGISTER TODAY to allow for accurate planning for regatta committee…and if you won’t be joining us then please take a minute to support your favorite FUND RAISING SAILOR – CLICK HERE – to help the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in their mission to cure blood cancers!

1) Commodore’s Corner – Happy New Year!

2) Birthday Regatta – Get Ready!

3) Governor’s Cup for Christmas

4) Spring Series +PLUS+ SCYA Midwinter Regatta

5) Fleet of the Month – PHRF non-Spinnaker Fleet

6) For Sale! Want Ads!

December 2011 – Compass Points

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What a great Fall Season!  And as it nears its end our AYC  Holiday Season gets going with December 13, General Membership Meeting and the “Buccaneer Gift Exchange!”

Help us with Compass Points and please submit your stories or photos or both about all your “Winter Cruising” trips into the “Lower Lattitudes.”

And remember to get your Leukemia Cup Fund Raising going for the January 2012 Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup to help the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in their mission to cure blood cancers!

1) Commodore’s Corner – What a Great Fall Season!

2) Birthday Regatta – Fund Raising Basics

3) Peter Reggio Blitzes AYC November Membership Meeting

4) Governor’s Cup Regatta – Blown Away…to Dec 26, 2011

5) Maggie Blumm and Carina Freedman Win Ruth Beals Cup

6) Fleet of the Month – Sport Boat Fleet

7) For Sale! Want Ads!

November 2011 – Compass Points

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The Fall Season is in full swing now, and that means the 2012 AYC Birthday RegaHa and Leukemia Cup are just around the corner. Join us November 8th to kick off the our Leukemia Cup Regatta fundraising season and help the Leukemia Lymphoma Society in their mission to cure blood cancers!

Before we get to 2012 though we still have lots to do in 2011. check it out in this month’s Compass Points!
1) Commodore’s Corner – We Need Your Help – Again

2) Birthday Regatta – Fund Raising Basics – Sail with Jobson!

3) November 8 Club Meeting – Peter Reggio

4) Welcome New AYC Members!

5) Sign Up for Governor’s Cup Regatta – Nov 26, 2011

6) The article that wasn’t….

7) Fleet of the Month – Merit 25

8) Your Photos on Our Website!

9) For Sale! Want Ads!

October 2011 – Compass Points

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Hallelujah!  Fall has fell!   And it’s no longer hot as…exactly!  AYC is back on the water in full force. This month you can check out our Fall Fleets, and remember it’s time to start planning for the AYC AZ Centennial Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup Regatta!

 

1) Commodore’s Corner – Birthday Regatta is Just Around the Corner

2) Birthday Regatta / Leukemia Cup are Just Around the Corner

3) 2011-12 Fall Season Entries

4) EDUCATION – TTL is Full and So are ASF Classes!

5) Freak September Haboob at TTL Boat Yard!

6) Arizona Republic Says “Sail to Fitness

7) Fleet of the Month – Capri 14.2

8) For Sale! Want Ads!

September 2011 – Compass Points

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Get yer boat ready!  Get yer crew figer’d out!  It’s TIME…for AYC 2011-12 Racing Season Opening Day. New to racing? Check out the “Racer’s Meet and Greet” party 9/9/2011, or join the new “Green Fleet” for a good excuse to sail without pressure to WIN!

1) Commodore’s Corner – Let the Games Begin!

2) Dating Game-Sept. 9th! Get Your Crew for 2011-12

3) 2011-12 Opening Day – Get Your Game On!

4) New to Racing?  Check Out the Green Fleet!

5) Welcome New Members! 

6) Kinninikinick Kampout with AYC, TSC and LSC! 

7) Get Your Sailing Kicks on Route 66 – BNAC 2011

8) Fleet of the Month – Buccaneer 18

9) 2011 Heatstroke Series Final Scores

10) For Sale! Want Ads!

August 2011 – Compass Points

Whoooo-Wee! It’s HOT!  Does that stop AZ sailors?  Nah!  We’re still at it all year round as evidenced by our Reverse Frost-biting (aka Heatstroke Series).

Send us your stories of travels and cool sailing to share with the Club next month!

1) Commodore’s Corner – Embrace the Imperfections

2) Too Hot to Sail?  It’s Kinnikinick Time!

3) Renew!  Renew!  Renew!  It’s time to update your membership

4)  Science and the Art of Sailing

5)  Cool Viper Sailing – High Sierra Regatta

6) Eight Bells:  Joe Rowe 

7) Heatstroke Series – Midsummer Standings

8) For Sale!  Want Ads!

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July 2011 – Compass Points

Mid Summer Night’s Dream?  You bet!  Where do you want to be in July, in a boiling nightmare in Phoenix or……sweet dreams on Catalina Island?  Check out AYC summer fun going on from near to far and here to there. AYC fun is everywhere!

1) Commodore’s Corner – Help Wanted!  Inquire Within!!

2) What ARE you thinking? AYC- Survey results!

3) Renew!  Renew!  Renew!  It’s time to update your membership

4)  June Membership Meeting begs the question

5) More HOT Boats in AZ – J-80’s Blaze into AYC

6) ASU Sailors visit UoM Sailing Compound

7) For Sale!  Want Ads!

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June 2011 – Compass Points

Summer is upon us!  New Board of Directors, time to renew your membership, time to head for cooler climates for sailing, time to get the family out for FAMILY NIGHT and take the challenge!

1) Commodore’s Corner

2) June 14 Membership Meeting – FAMILY NIGHT!

3) Commodore’s Celebration Photos and Awards

4) Renew Your Membership Today!

5) Summer Cruising – Helpful Links for San Diego Info

6) 2011 AYC Club Champion – Martin Lorch!

7) On Sailing – A Story….and a Challenge

8 ) Fleet of the Month – Catalina 22

9) For Sale!  Want Ads!

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May 2011 Compass Points

 

1) Commodore’s Corner – One phrase: Commodore’s Ball in 2 Weeks!

2) Olympian Mark Reynolds Gives AYC a Perfect Day

3) Welcome New Members!

4) No May Membership Meeting – VOTE COUNT!

5) Eight Bells – Farewell Frank Bigelow

6) AZ High School Sailing Championship & ASF Picnic

7) Fleet of the Month – Thistle!

8 ) Congratulations AYC 2011 Fleet Champions

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April 2011 Compass Points

1) 2011-12 AYC Board Nominees & Election Schedule

2) Commodore’s Corner – Commodore’s Ball Preview

3) Olympian Mark Reynolds – AYC April Meeting

4) New Members

5) Buccaneers Hailed by President Obama

6) Tall Cactus Regatta – April 30 – Lake Pleasant

7) ASF Sailing Picnic, AZ High School Sailing Championship

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March 2011 Compass Points

Compass Points for March is now available online.  CLICK HERE!

Board of Directors Nominating Meeting Scheduled 3/8/2011 6pm

ASU Boats Get Wrapped for PCCSC Series

Club History – The FIRST Governor’s Cup!!

Wild Weather Lake Pleasant Weekend #2

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes!!

“By the Numbers” – Facts about your club!

New TTL Obstacles…PADDLE BOARDERS!

What are we missing that you WANT to see in Compass Points?  Tell us!

CompassPoints@ArizonaYachtClub.org, or call Vice Commodore Emory Heisler at 602/679 0462!

Enjoy!!!

February 2011 Compass Points!

Compass Points for February is now available online.  CLICK HERE!

New this month in Compass Points!!!

Upcoming Events!!!

Check out the SPECIAL AYC RATE for SCYA Midwinter Regatta!

Zippy Club History!!

Board of Directors Meeting Minutes!!

“By the Numbers” – Facts about your club!

What are we missing that you WANT to see in Compass Points?  Tell us!

CompassPoints@ArizonaYachtClub.org, or call Vice Commodore Emory Heisler at 602/679 0462!

Enjoy!!!