Martin Lorch and crew managed to out-race 50 other boats to take the gigantic Governor’s Cup at Lake Pleasant Saturday (12/2). The wind was fairly typical for the lake, with … Continue Reading Martin Lorch Lugs Off Governor's Cup
Strong wind greeted us on the final weekend of the fall race series, finally gasping for a lull on Sunday afternoon and leaving us with this list of winners: Steve … Continue Reading Lake Pleasant Fall Race Results
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
Ellen Wesley is the 2017 Ruth Beals Cup champ, taking the overall honors at Lake Pleasant Saturday, November 11. Ellen sailed on one of Victor Felice’s J/24s and led much … Continue Reading Ruth Beals Cup 2017
Score one for Perfect. Saturday (11/4) was as close to perfect as sailing gets: breezy, generally unshifty, and comfortable temps. I hope you were there. Sunday started out as one … Continue Reading Week 4 of Racing at Lake Pleasant
South wind wasping through the buildings on the south shore of the lake made it another light air weekend. Our respect for the sailors who had the patience to continue … Continue Reading Another Light Air Sunday on TTL
Thank the Catalina 22s for putting on some good racing this weekend (10/7-8), topped off with an Octoberfest-style night at Spinnaker Point, dressed up with brats and a live Polka … Continue Reading Weekend Two for Lake Pleasant Racing
When Will Zornik heard that his young coworker Joel Hurley had raced in college, he recruited him for the Tempe Town Lake Laser fleet. Might have been a strategic mistake. … Continue Reading Joel Hurley Dominating Lasers at TTL
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
Brats, buddies, and boats. We called it Hoot at the Lake and about 50 people turned out for a fun few hours at Tempe Town Lake Saturday (9/30). The wind … Continue Reading It Was a Hoot at the Lake
The Fall Series opening weekend was a blast—a blast of wind on both Saturday and Sunday! Saturday (9/23) was the big day for participation, with 14 boats racing in the … Continue Reading Blustery Opening Weekend at Lake Pleasant
It’s a bit of a leap of faith, a broad jump really: The pin-end start mark on Lake Pleasant’s Opening Day (9/23) will be a robot. The inventors call it … Continue Reading It's True: The Race Mark is a Robot!
All for fun: The Hoot at the Lake party on Saturday, September 30, from 10am to 1pm at the Grassy Knoll at Tempe Town Lake. Mike Bernard has planned a … Continue Reading Picnic, Play, Party at the "Hoot at the Lake"
After a summer of quiet Wednesday night races, it was great to see Tempe Town Lake teeming with boats Sunday (9/10) on the first day of TTL Racing and RC … Continue Reading Let the Season Begin!