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Commodore’s Message

Welcome to the Arizona Yacht Club!
Sailing is alive and well in the greater Phoenix area. Since our humble beginnings in 1958, AYC has continued to create the region’s best sailing opportunities for its members and guests! In addition to a love for all things sailing – camaraderie and friendships are a key part of what keeps the wind in our sails.

You can sail with us year-round at both Lake Pleasant and Tempe Town Lake. Our Monthly Speaker Series is one of the best in sailing and our social and cruising calendar is growing right along with our family of members! Check out our racing program, US Sailing-certified education opportunities, monthly meetings, cruising, and social events that fill our active calendar.

Every club event is organized, implemented and supported 100% by our member volunteers and we would not have survived this long without their knowledge, skill, commitment and care. We are certainly worth checking out if you’ve ever been curious about sailing.

Please visit our Join page if you are interested in AYC membership. Our club offers significant value, including free memories. And take a few minutes to read this fun article written by one of our long-standing members, “New Guy’s Guide” to the Arizona Yacht Club.

Basically we socialize, we race, we cruise, and we have fun in the desert!
I look forward to seeing you on the water or at one of our many events.

Debbra Heisler
Commodore, Arizona Yacht Club

AYC Mission Statement: The Arizona Yacht Club is the largest sailing organization in Arizona, enriching our community by promoting the sport of sailing through social activities, competitive racing, cruising, education, and fellowship among our members, their families, and friends.

Club Stuff
How AYC Works – A description of the structure and operation of the club
How Tempe Town Lake Works
“New Guy’s Guide” to AYC
A Video History: Seven Guys Remember
Commodores: List of all AYC Commodores
Club Awards and Honors
Bylaws as revised 2021
2020 Tax Return
Official Logos
Calendar of Events

Contacts and Officers

Arizona Yacht Club
P.O. Box 2728
Tempe, AZ 85280

Click here to meet your 2021-2022 Board of Directors

CommodoreDebbra Heisler
Vice CommodoreBob Naylor
Rear CommodoreMarshall Williamson
Racing Fleet CaptainJeff Coulter
Cruising Fleet CaptainJeff Bryant
MembershipSkip Kempff
MembershipGordon Briner
SecretaryLori Reger
TreasurerTony Chapman
Junior Staff CommodoreCindy Pillote
Senior Staff CommodoreRob Gibbs
WebmasterBob Naylor
Lake CaptainDavid Newland
Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup Chair
Leukemia Cup Fundraising Chair
Emory Heisler
Cindy Pillote

Featured Photo: Onne van der Wal