By Rob GibbsCover Photo by Duane Darling An early morning started lazily for everyone at our February 13 Birthday Regatta. With a forecast of light air in the morning and building to CRAZY in the afternoon, some were surprised to see dinghy fleets paddling to the racecourse at 8:30. In fact, the first race began … Continue Reading Arizona Delivers Another Great Regatta!
By: Rob Gibbs, Jr. Staff Commodore and Regatta Chairman I want to start by saying THANK YOU to everyone that participated in this years Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup. The wind more than cooperated (maybe too much!) and proved how fun a long day of racing can be. We’re still tallying the Leukemia Cup donations … Continue Reading 2021 Birthday Regatta Gratitude
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
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
Photo: Al Lehman No start line. No finish line. Just a list of places to go and things to do on our lovely Lake Pleasant! This year’s Cruiser Challenge is a totally different concept than anything we’ve done here at the Arizona Yacht Club. The Cruiser Challenge Instructions are a list of over 30 items … Continue Reading Cruiser Challenge at Birthday Regatta
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
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!
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
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
One of the traditions that has made AYC a great yacht club is our annual Leukemia Cup –a fundraising drive leading up to our biggest event of the year, the Birthday Regatta on February 13. Anyone can participate in the Leukemia Cup; no sailing required. You can double your fun by taking part in both … Continue Reading AYC Leukemia Cup Fundraising
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