Jeannie Socrates defines determination. After being battered but never beaten in previous attempts, two years ago she headed off for another try to sail nonstop and solo around the world. … Continue Reading October Meeting: Solo, Nonstop Circumnavigator Jeannie Socrates
Now that we’ve had Opening Day at Lake Pleasant, it’s time to gear up for Tempe Town Lake! The competition looks typically stiff in the Capri 14.2 and Laser fleets, … Continue Reading Tempe Town Lake Action is Next
For a while Saturday (9/20), it looked as if we might not get enough wind to race, but the wind finally arrived, the season opened with a bang (see below), … Continue Reading Light Wind Opens Lake Pleasant Fall Season
At the monthly meeting next Tuesday (9/9): John Sangmeister, who won the America’s Cup in 1987 with Dennis Conner and won the 2013 TransPac on his 72’ trimaran. Check out … Continue Reading America's Cup and Transpac Winner at September Monthly Meeting
Join us after work on Friday, September 5, from 5-7 pm to lift a beer or glass of wine with other crew or skippers… and maybe find a connection for … Continue Reading Crew-Skipper Mixer Set for Friday, Sept 5
The August AYC meeting will feature sailing coach and sailing equipment supplier Rod Favela. In addition to his own coaching, Rod is on the faculty of the NorthU-Offshore Sailing School … Continue Reading August Meeting: Sportboat Ace Rod Favela
Keith Magnussen of Ullman Sails offers one key tip for a contented crew: Make sure they have fun. Bottom line. Keith spoke at the July monthly meeting (7/9) with several … Continue Reading Tip for a Happy Crew: Make Sure It's Fun
Here’s a prescription for sailing chaos: Take a dozen men who barely know each other, throw them in a frat-house hot-house, mix in gallons of beer and vodka, drop them … Continue Reading Jumping on the Riddell Crazy Train
First there are the sailors of the Viper fleet. All of them headed for Long Beach June 27-29 for the Ullman Sails Long Beach Race Week. And then there were … Continue Reading AYC Turns Out in Force for Long Beach Race Week
The series is underway, with actual cool temps when it’s time to rig the boats (80+, which we think is cool in Arizona); not so much when it’s time to … Continue Reading Cool Summer Sunday Races
How do you organize a crew that’s never sailed together? How do you organize them for a regatta? For anyone who’s shuffled crew before (wouldn’t that be everyone?), it’s a … Continue Reading Viper Sailmaker is July's Meeting Attraction
Come down and cool off at Tempe Town Lake on the longest day of the year, Saturday, June 21 at 4pm! And since we can’t not race, we’ll do one-minute on-the-water starts. … Continue Reading Unofficial Summer Sailstice at TTL – 21 June!
This was a Commodore’s Celebration of a different kind: a Luau with fire dancers, hula dancers, and AYC dancers. Sizzled with some awards, music, and a changing of the guard. … Continue Reading Aloha Commodore's Celebration!
[button link=”http://arizonayachtclub.wildapricot.org” bg_color=”#00703c”]Sign Up Now[/button][br] This year, the Commodore’s Celebration turns Polynesian. How about a luau? It’s the way you’d expect it to happen in Hawaii, with the entertainment, food, … Continue Reading Sign up for 2014 Commodore's Party
Make it six times. Martin Lorch is closing in on the records of the most-decorated sailors in AYC history after winning his sixth Club Championship Saturday (5/11) at Lake Pleasant. … Continue Reading Martin Lorch Wins AYC Championship. Again.
The champs of all the AYC fleets will step onto Catalina 22s this Saturday (5/10) and compete for the club’s most valued trophy: the Club Championship Cup. You’re invited to … Continue Reading Club Championship Duel in the Desert