Monsoon Rain Didn’t Dampen Campers’ Spirits

A little late afternoon monsoon both Friday and Saturday didn’t keep the Annual AYC Campout from being tons of fun! With a high temp of 80 and tucked in a stand of pine trees, Dairy Springs Campground was as hospitable a venue as you’d find to escape the Phoenix summer heat. The shelters included tents, […]

How to Get More Women Sailing

Have you seen the movie Maiden? It’s currently showing at the Harken’s theater at Fashion Square and it’s a truly inspirational and entertaining documentary tracing the 1989-1990 all-women’s campaign in the Whitbread Around-the-World race. A boatload of women challenged the men in this grueling event, not only finishing the race, but coming in second in […]

Ruth Beals Race October 12 at Lake Pleasant

The all-woman Ruth Beals Cup Regatta will return to Lake Pleasant on Saturday, October 12, with the starting gun at 9:30 am. It’s for women at the helm in run-what-you-brung boats rated by PHRF handicap. Race documents and registration available later in the year. The race is named for the founder of AYC, Ruth Beals, […]

More Bright AYC History: Arizona Highways 1962

Arizona Highways magazine in the 1960s was at the height of its fame: a lavish, glossy publication that was the state’s answer to Life magazine, with splendid color photographs shot with large format film cameras. In September of 1962, Arizona Highways chose to feature the nascent Arizona Yacht Club and Arizona sailing on the cover […]

Historic Club Championship Photos

Bob Worrall was sorting through what he says were some 30,000 pictures he’s accumulated on his computer when he stumbled on some with some serious AYC history: shots from 1995 and 1997 of AYC Club Championship racing. The 1995 Championship was run in Santana 20s and was won by Al Lehman Jr. with Willie Nowak […]