January Meeting: Pocket Cruising Destination – Arizona!

Pocket Cruising and Sail Camping in Arizona and Beyond

By Bob Naylor, Rear Commodore

Phoenix resident Doug Kelch has been sailing for half-a-century. In that time, he’s raced and cruised a wide variety of sailboats, and he’s logged more pocket cruising miles than just about anyone we know. What is pocket cruising? Join our Monthly Membership Meeting and find out. Doug will discuss pocket cruising and sail camping, including boats for pocket cruising, gear and equipment, seamanship skills needed, and pocket cruising destinations, including great cruising right here in Arizona.

Tuesday, January 12th at 7:00 pm
Public welcome!

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting
The meeting link is also on the AYC calendar

Guest Speaker Doug Kelch is an avid pocket cruiser.

Doug is a native of Illinois and has lived in Phoenix for the past 10 years. He started sailing at the age of 20. For five years, Doug was an instructor at the Sailing Club of Washington. He also worked two sessions as a seamanship facilitator for renowned small boat mariner Howard Rice. Doug has racing credentials that include racing an Interlake for two years, and a Sunfish for three years, including competing in the Sunfish Nationals. He also crewed for a year aboard a Snipe. He has sailed a variety of pocket cruisers all over the east coast, the west coast, and throughout Arizona.