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Basic Race Management Course Registration is Open

The Arizona Yacht Club is pleased to host a US Sailing Basic Race Management course on Saturday, March 25, 2023. Who should attend this one-day in-person course? Racers. Since each fleet rotates Race Committee responsibilities, this course is a good fit for folks signed up for our season racing. Anyone can attend, but our primary…

World Class Cruiser Coming to AYC February Monthly meeting

Michael Youngblood has captained both monohull & catamarans throughout the world, including Tahiti, Croatia, the BVI, The Exumas, Greece, across the Caribbean, through the Panama Canal and is currently in the Pacific delivering a yacht to Hawaii. He has organized, planned and captained nearly all of Unsettled’s sailing trips since 2016 in both small &…

Lake Pleasant Spring Series Opener: Another Battle With the Weather

By Greg Romano The competition at Lake Pleasant often involves a battle with Mother Nature. That was certainly the case on AYC’s Spring Series Opening Weekend January 14-15. Saturday’s racing was a complete bust with zero wind, forcing cancellation of all races. Sunday’s weather forecast promised brisk breezes under rainy and cold conditions. While that…

L.A.S.T. + FUN Fleet = Better Sailing

Photo: Newly minted sailors from the Arizona Sailing Foundation Adult Learn to Sail Class … ready for their next sailing adventure. Many people join AYC to learn sailing or to improve basic sailing skills. Others are interested in returning to the sport after an absence of many years. Still others want social opportunities and non-competitive…

2023 New Year’s Resolution, “Let’s Go Racing!”

By Emory Heisler That’s a safe one right? With New Year’s Eve only a week gone by, over 30 sailors stuck to their resolutions and opened the 2023 AYC Spring Racing Series with ten races at Tempe Town Lake (TTL). Fortunately, the wind forecast of 1kt “gusting” to 2kts did NOT hold true, and sailors…

Cruising with AYC in 2023

By Joe Motil, Cruising Captain Welcome to 2023 and many opportunities to go cruising with your fellow sailors. Below are the dates for this year’s coastal cruises to Catalina Island. Each weekend is a three-day charter that starts in Long Beach, CA, sailing to Isthmus Harbor, Catalina Island, and back. Charter boats are secured through…

AYC January Monthly meeting

The Arizona Yacht Club is proud to have National Sailing Hall of Fame and International America’s Cup Hall of Fame sailor Dawn Riley speaking at our January 10, 2023 membership meeting. What a way to kick off a new year! Topics will include her extensive sailing experience and her leadership roles, including her work to…

AYC’s Holiday Party was a Blast!

by Bob Naylor, Commodore. Now that was a fun night! AYC packed the Rolling Hills clubhouse to capacity, with 78-diners and a guest or two who happened to show-up! The crowd kept the staff on their toes – Gabby, Nicole, and Joe did an outstanding job keeping pace with food service and beverage orders throughout…

New Year’s Day “Fun Race” at TTL

2023 3rd Annual TTL 2 Bridge Fiasco on New Year’s Day By David Newland You pick which bridge to round first. You pick either a port or starboard piling rounding. Then, you head to the other bridge and do the same, and finish in the Tempe Town Lake Marina. It’s that simple, or is it?…

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