Four Catalina Cruises Complete with More to Come

by Joe Motil, Cruising Captain The cruising fleet caps off its summer/fall season with another Long Beach to Catalina Island trip making this the fourth charter in the “Cruise to Catalina” series.   While each trip provided unique challenges and dynamics, including the typical or not-so-typical boat issues and a lack of predicted winds, I’m … Continue reading Four Catalina Cruises Complete with More to Come

Close Finish for Ruth Beals Winner

By Joanne Aspinall and Deb Heisler Women's 100m final, Barcelona Olympics 1992.  Men's Wimbledon Final 2019. Men's 100-metre butterfly final, Beijing Olympics 2008.  Arizona Yacht Club Ruth Beals Cup 2022. What do these have in common?  Daring competitors with incredibly close finishes! We're sure Ruth Beals would be proud of this year's women-at-the-helm race. Earlier in the week, … Continue reading Close Finish for Ruth Beals Winner

2022 Ruth Beals Race is October 22 at Lake Pleasant

AYC Founder Ruth Beals The all-woman Ruth Beals Cup Regatta will be held at Lake Pleasant on Saturday, October 22, with the first horn at 1:00 pm. It's for women at the helm in run-what-you-brung boats rated by PHRF handicap. Alexia Lorch holds the Cup for both 2020 and 2021. The race is named for … Continue reading 2022 Ruth Beals Race is October 22 at Lake Pleasant

2022 Commodore’s Celebration was a Fine Affair

On Saturday, May 14, the Arizona Yacht Club officially wrapped up its 2021-2022 year at the annual Commodore's Celebration. Members mixed and mingled indoors and out at McDowell Mountain Golf Club, serenaded by the jazz stylings of Mike Gellar and Howard Alden as the Arizona sun offered up a dazzling sunset before the lights of … Continue reading 2022 Commodore’s Celebration was a Fine Affair