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
One more weekend to go before the standings are set for the Spring Race Series. The next-to-last started off with excellent-but-shifty—nice wind, but tricky, moving from the south to the … Continue Reading Coming Down to the Last LP Weekend
Puffy, of course, but lots of wind to make it a great, fun weekend on Lake Pleasant. Hang on, here’s comes another one! Results here. The lake hasn’t disappointed us … Continue Reading Loads O'Wind for St. Patrick's Lake Pleasant Weekend
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
Racing at Lake Pleasant rarely gets any better than the conditions this weekend (March 3-4) at Lake Pleasant. After a light start Saturday, the wind built to a breezy crescendo, … Continue Reading Brilliant Conditions for the Second Weekend at Lake Pleasant
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?
Up and down wind marked the 2018 Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup: Sometimes flat-lined; other times spiked and screaming. Lake Pleasant showed lots of its faces for the weekend, the … Continue Reading Celebrating 60 Years of AYC with a Big Weekend
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?
After a comfy-breezy Spring racing season start Saturday (1/27) that then turned into a becalmed Saturday, racing Sunday turned into a complete blowout. With wind hitting over 30mph, boats were … Continue Reading Lake Pleasant Results Week 1
Cool temperature and a nice breeze greeted Lasers and Portsmouth sailors Sunday (1/21) at Tempe Town Lake, opening the spring racing season. Joel Hurley continued where he left off in … Continue Reading Spring Racing Kicks Off
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
Results Final Saturday Friday Online registration is now closed, but you may register on-site with a $50 late fee. The event is February 16-18, with Multi-Hulls planning to score three … Continue Reading Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup
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
In a fall season light on wind, credit the fleet champs who dodged and weaved to use zephyrs of air to stay in front. Dave Haggart winning C14 of course. … Continue Reading Tempe Town Lake Fall Fleet Champs