The Big Race That Finished a Little Late and a Few Knots Short

By Mike Ferring, Racing Captain Governor’s Cup Winner 2022: Lake Pleasant. She shut down the wind, leaving dozens of boats to drift on a sunny, warm afternoon. It’s a pursuit race, so the first boat to finish is the winner, the keeper of the humongous Governor’s Cup trophy. Nobody finished, so nobody won. At one … Continue reading The Big Race That Finished a Little Late and a Few Knots Short

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