LP Racers Waited Out the Lulls and New FUN Fleet Set Sail with L.A.S.T. Participants

By Mike Ferring Lake Pleasant racing can be an exercise in patience. Ignore the wind forecast, which is often wrong. In the late morning and early afternoon, watch for telltale ripples around the south end and hope they build and head north. Hope they last. Things started slowly on Saturday, January 28, the second weekend … Continue reading LP Racers Waited Out the Lulls and New FUN Fleet Set Sail with L.A.S.T. Participants

Lake Pleasant Spring Series Opener: Another Battle With the Weather

By Greg Romano The competition at Lake Pleasant often involves a battle with Mother Nature. That was certainly the case on AYC’s Spring Series Opening Weekend January 14-15. Saturday’s racing was a complete bust with zero wind, forcing cancellation of all races. Sunday’s weather forecast promised brisk breezes under rainy and cold conditions. While that … Continue reading Lake Pleasant Spring Series Opener: Another Battle With the Weather

2023 New Year’s Resolution, “Let’s Go Racing!”

By Emory Heisler That's a safe one right? With New Year's Eve only a week gone by, over 30 sailors stuck to their resolutions and opened the 2023 AYC Spring Racing Series with ten races at Tempe Town Lake (TTL). Fortunately, the wind forecast of 1kt "gusting" to 2kts did NOT hold true, and sailors … Continue reading 2023 New Year’s Resolution, “Let’s Go Racing!”

The Big Race That Finished a Little Late and a Few Knots Short

By Mike Ferring, Racing Captain Governor’s Cup Winner 2022: Lake Pleasant. She shut down the wind, leaving dozens of boats to drift on a sunny, warm afternoon. It’s a pursuit race, so the first boat to finish is the winner, the keeper of the humongous Governor’s Cup trophy. Nobody finished, so nobody won. At one … Continue reading The Big Race That Finished a Little Late and a Few Knots Short

Mother Nature Puts a Damper on Early December Lake Pleasant, Tempe Town Lake Racing

By Greg Romano with reports from Jason Rziha, Dan Schott and Bob Naylor Aboard the Santana 20 “Watercolors”: Approaching the northern mark, we’re excited to see the Boston Whaler nearby flying the “S” flag, an indication the course has been shortened and we’ll finish there. We’re cold, wet and shivering, feeling the early signs of … Continue reading Mother Nature Puts a Damper on Early December Lake Pleasant, Tempe Town Lake Racing