The first crew party held at the lake was a really great gathering! Lots of people, both members and potential members got together, shared their sailing experiences and a great … Continue Reading Crew Party with a Cause!!
By Sharon Bell While several members were traveling or doing regular summer “stuff,” there was a great group of members who came for cheer, chat and Sailing Jeopardy! at the July … Continue Reading Buzzing Sailing Jeopardy
Category: July Question: Sailing Jeopardy Answer: What’s a Fun Game to Play at the Next Monthly Meeting? Got it? Sharon ” Alex Trebek” Bell is whipping up a bunch of … Continue Reading July Meeting: Sailing Jeopardy Game
When Matt Reynolds introduced us to Extreme Sailing at a monthly meeting last year, more than a dozen AYC members took up the invitation to see the October races in … Continue Reading June Monthly Meeting: Extreme Sailing!
Consider this quote from one of the most experienced navigators in the world: “To a sailor, understanding weather is as important as boat preparation and knowing how to tack.” The … Continue Reading May Meeting: Weather for Sailors
Daniel Forster will arrive at our April monthly meeting armed with a spectacular portfolio of sailing photos and a lifetime of sailing stories. Just to skim some off the top: … Continue Reading April Monthly Meeting: Spectacular Sailing Photography
And if not, why not? One of the great benefits of knowing how to sail is access to gorgeous yachts in beautiful places. Clear green water, steady trade breeze, warm … Continue Reading Do You Daydream of Tropical Sailing?
Hard. Very hard. And complicated. Speaking to February’s AYC monthly meeting, Oracle Team USA tactician Andrew Campbell said that despite the level of competition, sailing is sailing, with tactics similar … Continue Reading What's it like to sail the Oracle Team USA cat?
Five years ago, Olympic Laser sailor Andrew Campbell spoke to us at the Arizona Yacht Club. Now he’s been gracious enough to agree to a repeat visit, only this time … Continue Reading February: Oracle's Andrew Campbell
The Caddy Shack overflowed Tuesday night (1/9) to hear sailing legend Gary Jobson talk about his projects, the America’s Cup, and sailing in general. Punctuated with funny stories and lots … Continue Reading Gary Jobson's AYC Night
Gary Jobson is certainly America’s most famous sailor. He was inducted into the first class of the Sailing Hall of Fame and everything flows from there: college sailor of the … Continue Reading January Meeting: Gary Jobson
The “Daisy Spanker” gift was the hit of the night, a “sail” fashioned from some giant-sized women’s undies, first received by Donna Benson, then Buccaneer-claimed by Deb Heisler, and finally … Continue Reading Spanker Buccaneer Gift Exchange
December’s monthly meeting brings the annual AYC gift exchange, a gift exchange with a twist. You might say twisted, even. The meeting is at 7 pm, Tuesday, December 12, at … Continue Reading December's Meeting: Twisted Gift Exchange
It all started with the legendary J/24. Jeff Johnstone recounted to the AYC November monthly meeting how his father Rod chose the size of the J/24 40 years ago for … Continue Reading Jeff Johnstone's AYC Visit
Every performance sailor knows J/Boats, the premier company for fleets of fast boats that began with the legendary J/24 and continues today with a host of sailboats that start with … Continue Reading November Meeting: J/Boats President Jeff Johnstone
The crazy-windy 2016 Chicago to Mac was tossing our J/130 around like a toy when the helmsman (no, not me) made a bit of a mistake—the huge, green spinnaker suddenly … Continue Reading October Meeting: North U Founder Bill Gladstone