Ruth Beals Cup 2023

By Fay Powell, WAYC Chairwoman

Join us for the Arizona Yacht Club Annual “Women at the Helm” Race!

Date: October 21, 2023
Location: Lake Pleasant, Arizona

Will the Cup change hands in 2023?

Arizona Yacht Club invites you to our annual “Women at the Helm” Regatta, the Ruth Beals Cup! This thrilling race is dedicated to honoring our club founder, Ruth Beals, and serves to crown the “Top Woman Sailor in Arizona.” Will it be Lori Lorenz who clinched the victory in 2022? Or will another woman’s name be etched on the trophy? It’s a day of excitement, competition, and camaraderie you won’t want to miss. 

One catch: a woman must be on the tiller at all times. Fellas, you’re invited, but leave the driving to the ladies. 

If you are a woman looking for a boat or a man with a boat looking for a woman skipper, please text or call Fay Powell at 480.848.6580 for some matchmaking.


  • 9:00 AM: Enjoy a grab-n-go breakfast at Spinnaker Point to fuel up for the day’s racing.
  • 10:00 AM: Mandatory Skipper’s Meeting at Spinnaker Point.
  • 12:55 PM – 2:00 PM: Get ready for a pursuit race! The starting time for each boat is based on your boat’s PHRF rating, with the fastest boats starting last.  
  • 5:30 PM (approximately): Join us for a Post-Race Social at the Spinnaker Point Ramada. Here, we will present the perpetual Ruth Beals Cup to the first-place finisher. Food and beverages will be available for registered participants, crew, and guests. Extra meals must be purchased at the time of registration.


Secure your spot in the Ruth Beals Cup Regatta by REGISTERING HERE.
Visit our Racing and Information page for more info.

Your registration includes a free breakfast of bagels and cream cheese, OJ and cold brew coffee for you and your crew, one dinner, and one T-shirt (if registered prior to October 7, 2023).

You can purchase EXTRA shirts and meals for your crew and guests during registration. Extra shirts are available in women’s and men’s sizes S to XXL for $20 each. Extra meals are $10 each.

Talented artist and club member Brianna Voron designed this year’s shirt.

Why We Race

We sail in honor of our club’s founder, Ruth Beals, celebrating her legacy and passion for sailing. This event is a testament to the strength and skill of women sailors who continue to inspire and empower each other. Whether you’re an experienced sailor or new to the sport, this is your chance to join a community of like-minded women who share your passion for sailing. Come be a part of this exciting event and help us recognize the top female sailor in Arizona! 

2022 Winners: Fay Powell 3rd – Lori Lorenz 1st – Olivia Jackman 2nd.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, October 21!