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February Meeting – America’s Cup: An Insider Update

By Bob Naylor, Rear Commodore And then it was over, almost before it began. For the first time in 14 years, the US will not be competing for the Americas Cup. The US team, American Magic, and our foiling AC75 sailboat, PATRIOT, suffered a damaging capsize, and was quickly repaired through an all-hands-on-deck effort, only … Continue Reading February Meeting – America’s Cup: An Insider Update

You Make the Call

Feature photo: PRO Wendy Larsen and other AYC members serving on Race Committee for the 2019 Buccaneer 18 National Championship on Lake Pleasant. By Wendy Larson The scenario: Boat A is motoring, holding their course. Boat B is under sail & racing, on starboard tack and coming up from behind, on a collision course with … Continue Reading You Make the Call

AYC Leukemia Cup Fundraisers & Donors Needed

Please get on board with this year’s AYC Leukemia Cup and let’s all “raise more than a sail.” Here’s how to get started: Visit the AYC Leukemia Club website:Old Salts – Click the REGISTER button first, then sign in using your log-in details from last year.New Fundraisers – Click the REGISTER button, then use the … Continue Reading AYC Leukemia Cup Fundraisers & Donors Needed

January Meeting: Pocket Cruising Destination – Arizona!

Pocket Cruising and Sail Camping in Arizona and Beyond By Bob Naylor, Rear Commodore Phoenix resident Doug Kelch has been sailing for half-a-century. In that time, he’s raced and cruised a wide variety of sailboats, and he’s logged more pocket cruising miles than just about anyone we know. What is pocket cruising? Join our Monthly … Continue Reading January Meeting: Pocket Cruising Destination – Arizona!

And Ye Blunder Bucket goes to Marshall Williamson

Feature Photo: Elaine Charteris aboard Impulse with Marshall Williamson. Taken by Scott Richards. Marshall Williamson was voted the unanimous winner of the Fall 2020 Blunder Bucket for a nomination that included a total of three blunders; two made in the same day and that kept Shazam and crew off the water the first race weekend … Continue Reading And Ye Blunder Bucket goes to Marshall Williamson

Closing Out 2020

Featured Photo: Onne van der Wal Commodore’s Message As we close out a challenging year, remembering the loss of fellow sailing enthusiasts (both members and non-members), I’d like to take a moment to share a few of the more positive aspects of my tenure over the past seven months as Commodore. The membership at large … Continue Reading Closing Out 2020

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