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 26 at Lake Pleasant

The all-woman Ruth Beals Cup Regatta will return to Lake Pleasant on Saturday, October 26, 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, […]

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 […]

August Meeting: Ocean Cleanup

By Debbie Heisler How will we clean up the mess that’s destroying our oceans? At August’s monthly meeting, Emilie Johnsen of 4ocean will tell us how their organization is attacking this massive problem. It reminds me of that phrase, “In for a penny, in for a pound.” Or “If you’re going to take a risk […]

Over 90 People at July Meeting!

A combination of our Amazing Speakers – Rear Commodore Deb Heisler and Former Commodore and USCG Capt Emory Heisler – and our new venue at R.T. O’Sullivans we had a turnout of over 90 people last night at our monthly meeting! Deb and Emory relayed their experiences on delivering northerly and southerly routes, with destinations […]