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2021 Club Champion Martin Lorch – Lucky Number Seven

By Mike FerringPhotos: Joanne Aspinall & Marc Danner Let’s start with the headline: Martin Lorch will have his name engraved on the honorable Club Championship punchbowl for the seventh time. Seven. Matching Skip Kempff and Al Lehman, Jr. for winning. Just three back from all-timer Don Hubele. Martin and son Cedric won the prize Saturday … Continue Reading 2021 Club Champion Martin Lorch – Lucky Number Seven

Tall Cactus Cup 2021

By Marc Danner, Commodore On Saturday, the 24th of April, 28 boats set out to be the best of their respective fleets in the Tall Cactus Cup. All competitors began racing at 2:00 pm with a 15kt breeze blowing in from the south. The winds remained steady, 10-15kts recorded, with gusts up to 20kts throughout … Continue Reading Tall Cactus Cup 2021

A Typical TTL Season

By John Mayall It’s easy to summarize the Spring season at Tempe Town Lake – it was the typical season. Typical as in the wind was unpredictable. It came from every direction and often during the same race. Some days there was almost no wind, and on others, the fleets were being blown off the … Continue Reading A Typical TTL Season

AYC Bylaws Amendments

Several amendments to the AYC Bylaws were received, considered, and approved by the board of directors this month. The changes clarify, simplify and update the document that governs our club. The election ballot will include the following changes: Identify the type of nonprofit “501(c)(7)” in the Title of the Bylaws. Eliminate gender-specific language by removing … Continue Reading AYC Bylaws Amendments

April Meeting: Wind Mysteries Solved (mostly)

By Mike FerringOfficial Webster’s definition. Wind [noun] /wind/: curious, mysterious, arbitrary, fickle, and invisible force that moves sailboats and makes me swear. You could look it up.Now we’ve run into someone who thinks she can take some of the mystery out of the wind and she’s agreed to share sailing tips at our April membership … Continue Reading April Meeting: Wind Mysteries Solved (mostly)

Women of AYC

A Tribute for Women’s History Month The earliest history of women at sea was noted by famous sailors like Columbus, Hudson, and Smith but they were IN the sea – as mermaid spotting’s written in Captain’s journals. Based on the dangers seafarers faced and the traditional role women held, it’s understandable that females were landlocked. … Continue Reading Women of AYC

DragonFlite 95 Regatta

Featured Photo: Mike Ferring A few weeks ago I was on the phone with Al Lehman, Sr. discussing some club stuff and of course we talked sailing. Not the type of sailing you might think. Al invited Emory and me to an upcoming regatta that he was PRO for. Radio controlled sailing. Radio controlled sailing … Continue Reading DragonFlite 95 Regatta

Captain, My Captain

Congratulations are in order to member Debbie Huntsman for obtaining her USCG Captains License – OUPV (6 pack). She is a very busy women and when not sailing with her husband Ed on their 37′ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey NOW in San Diego, Debbie works as a graphic designer. She is also at the helm of … Continue Reading Captain, My Captain

“Sporty” Skill Building at TTL

Contributor: Emory Heisler Photos: Joanne Aspinall The week 6 forecast for TTL was looking….mmmm…sporty.  With winds forecast at 10-15 out the West-Southwest, gusting to 18-20, definitely “Sporty” and a day to have some extra meat on the rail.  Ever ready for TTL’s notorious gusty conditions, the Lasers and Sunfish One-Design fleets plus the Portsmouth misfits took … Continue Reading “Sporty” Skill Building at TTL


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