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Wind is a “no show” at Tempe Town Lake

By Joanne Aspinall (C-14.2 Race Committee)Photos by Joanne Aspinall; Junior Fleet photos by Renata Hejduk TTL’s third racing weekend of the series brought out some new faces, some rules lessons learned, and, well…not a lot of wind.  The Lasers started off with a large fleet finishing two races, with two of the hard core sailors saying … Continue Reading Wind is a “no show” at Tempe Town Lake

October Meeting

Guest Speaker: off-shore sailor and author John Jourdane Meeting – when & where:7PM, Tuesday, Oct-12The Grill at Rolling Hills Golf Course1415 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ Arrive early for dinner and beverages – we’ll mix and mingle, then at 7PM, we’ll kick it off with club business and updates – introductions, upcoming AYC events, etc. … Continue Reading October Meeting

Ruth Beals Cup – October 9th

By Jeff Coulter, Racing Fleet Captain The annual Ruth Beals Cup Regatta will be held on Saturday, October 9, at Lake Pleasant.  This is a PHRF distance race honoring AYC’s founder Ruth Beals, herself an incredible sailor, businesswoman, sailboat salesperson, Clairol model, and adventurer.  The tradition continues – skippers must be women (no restrictions on … Continue Reading Ruth Beals Cup – October 9th

Off with a Bang:  Lake Pleasant Opening Day

The Lake Pleasant Fall Series kicked off in a big way last Saturday, September 18.  Joe and Bonnie Motil were up before the sun preparing breakfast for AYC sailors.  They perfected their signature Sunrise Quesadilla’s over a period of weeks leading up to Opening Day, and about 40-people started their day with Joe and Bonnie’s … Continue Reading Off with a Bang:  Lake Pleasant Opening Day

TTL Opening Day Summary and Racing This Sunday

AYC’s first race of the Tempe Town Lake Fall Series was held September 12, and it was a scorcher.  Overall turn-out was really light, with just 4-Lasers, 1-Buccaneer (Alex Kaye’s Puffin), and 1-C-14.2 (Andrew Newingham & Robin Stewart), as afternoon temperatures pushed 112F with light winds of just 2 to 4-knots.  Winds later improved to … Continue Reading TTL Opening Day Summary and Racing This Sunday

September Meeting

Guest Speaker: Martin Lorch – Baja Ha Ha Cruisers Rally 7PM, Tuesday, Sep-14The Grill at Rolling Hills Golf Course1415 N Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ This is AYC’s FIRST in-person meeting since the onset of the pandemic. Arrive early for dinner and beverages – we’ll mix and mingle, then at 7PM, we’ll kick it off with … Continue Reading September Meeting

Success! Weekend Work Parties!

A really big THANK YOU and BRAVO ZULU (naval speak for “well done”) goes out to the many volunteers who assisted in AYC’s two (2) pre-season work parties this past weekend. In her recent post, Commodore Deb Heisler discusses the substantial progress made at Tempe Town Lake last Saturday morning – our Adopt-a-Boat fleet was … Continue Reading Success! Weekend Work Parties!

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