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 … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading February Meeting – America’s Cup: An Insider Update
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 … 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 … 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 … Continue Reading January Meeting: Pocket Cruising Destination – Arizona!
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 … Continue Reading AYC Leukemia Cup Fundraising
By Bob Naylor, Rear Commodore Every sailor worth their salt knows the story of the Edmund Fitzgerald, if only through Gordon Lightfoot’s classic 1976 ballad. But long before the gales … Continue Reading December Meeting-The Sinking of the Rouse Simmons: A Christmas Story
Feature Photo: Heidi Zornik By Sharon Bell, Cruising Captain Congratulations to Mike Hester for narrowly defeating the defending champion, Court Roberts, in the Governor’s Cup! Mike now has the honor … Continue Reading 40 Boats and One Winner: Mike Hester Takes the Governor’s Cup
By Rob Gibbs, Regatta Chair 13 February 2021 MARK YOUR CALENDARS and get ready to RAISE MORE THAN A SAIL!Finally we’re announcing the 2021 Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup! This … Continue Reading 2021 Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup
By Bob Naylor, Rear Commodore Our guest speaker this month is Captain Elbert “Ash” Ashbaugh. Ash has a long and varied sailing career, and is presently the Director of Field … Continue Reading November Meeting: Shamans, Shadows, Sextants and Ships
By Sharon Bell, Cruising Captain Registration is open for the Governor’s Cup long-distance pursuit race, scheduled for Saturday, November 21st. There’s just a $10 fee for entry. Then, it’s a … Continue Reading Register for the 2020 Governor’s Cup Regatta
By: Rob Gibbs & Wendy Larsen What happens to the scoresheets between the time the race ends and the scores are posted? This sacred art of turning scribbles on paper … Continue Reading Race Scoring Alchemy
By Sharon Bell, Cruising Captain The Lonely Life of a Cruising Captain During COVID-19 We have been “hit” with many obstacles this year in life, work, economy, leisure activities, and … Continue Reading AYC Cruising News
It was wonderful to see everyone on the water this year for the Ruth Beals Cup Regatta. What a blessing it was to be able to get out and participate … Continue Reading Ruth Beals Message From Our Fleet Captain
By Bob Naylor The view from Spinnaker Point seemed even more spectacular in the air of a clear, cool, autumn morning as the women skippers and their crews huddled around … Continue Reading Alexia Lorch is the 2020 Ruth Beals Cup Winner