Life, Liberty, and the Happy Pursuit of the Governor’s Cup

By Mike Ferring Governor’s Cup Basics: Pursuit race Saturday, December 10, at Lake Pleasant. Entry just 10 bucks. First Prize: Humongous Governor’s Cup Trophy and Eternal Glory. Documents and entry link: Racing page. It’s both the biggest prize (in size for sure) and one of the most fun races of the AYC year. Boats will … Continue reading Life, Liberty, and the Happy Pursuit of the Governor’s Cup

Four Catalina Cruises Complete with More to Come

by Joe Motil, Cruising Captain The cruising fleet caps off its summer/fall season with another Long Beach to Catalina Island trip making this the fourth charter in the “Cruise to Catalina” series.   While each trip provided unique challenges and dynamics, including the typical or not-so-typical boat issues and a lack of predicted winds, I’m … Continue reading Four Catalina Cruises Complete with More to Come

Halloween Spook-tacular Nighttime Sail & Fun Run

Eight (8) boats took to the water last Saturday (Oct-29) for the Halloween Spook-tacular Nighttime Fun Run at Tempe Town Lake. Winds were light, but pleasant; and there was a palpable spooky Halloween vibe thanks to many GREAT costumes, and an old Buccaneer 18 decorated to the nines as a pirate ship. The Best Boat … Continue reading Halloween Spook-tacular Nighttime Sail & Fun Run

Close Finish for Ruth Beals Winner

By Joanne Aspinall and Deb Heisler Women's 100m final, Barcelona Olympics 1992.  Men's Wimbledon Final 2019. Men's 100-metre butterfly final, Beijing Olympics 2008.  Arizona Yacht Club Ruth Beals Cup 2022. What do these have in common?  Daring competitors with incredibly close finishes! We're sure Ruth Beals would be proud of this year's women-at-the-helm race. Earlier in the week, … Continue reading Close Finish for Ruth Beals Winner