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
By Emory Heisler, Principal Race OfficerPhoto credits (photos below): Deb Heisler, Joel Hurley, and Jessica Zornick Alexia Lorch Repeats as Ruth Beals Cup Champ Alexia Lorch on the Santana 20 “Watercolors” broke out of the light air start line chaos to find clear air. From there she and her crew – dad Martin and brother … Continue Reading Alexia Lorch Claims Ruth Beals Cup
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
Ahoy Fellow Sailors It is my hope that each of you had a grand summer and enjoyed some of the typical travel plans to escape the heat, explore new places or visit with family and friends. We were MIA for most of September due to pre-arranged travel plans for a two-week cruise up in the … Continue Reading Goodbye September – Hello October
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
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
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
Sep-12: Tempe Town Lake Fall Series action for AYC starts at Tempe Town Lake on Sunday, Sep-12. First warning will sound at 3PM with the Sunfish Fleet on Race Committee. After an afternoon of racing, stow your boat, then meet at Fate Brewing (about a mile north of TTL at 1312 N Scottsdale Rd) – … Continue Reading AYC Fall Series: Opening Days
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
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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