What a crazy Sunday afternoon…wind gusts over 20mph AND the Ironman Triathlon made for a spectacle! To see how everyone did, check out these race results!
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The wind was great yesterday for the 14 boats that participated in the Governor’s Cup. The wind speed was 9-10 steady most of the day with gusts up to about 20 in certain parts of the lake at different times. Of course the Reynolds 33 Catamaran took line honors (we saw them finishing when we were just starting our second “lake lap”) but hat’s off to Chuck Robinson who completed the course in his US1 and Gary Oberbeck who completed the course in his SUNFISH! The trophy will be awarded at the December Membership Meeting (along with Ye Blunder Bucket!)
Here are some of the better photos I got. If you have a picture you want to submit, use our new Photo Upload Page. If you have multiples, it would be great if you could use a hosting site like www.Flickr.com or www.Picasaweb.com to post them and send a link to Web@ArizonaYachtClub.org.
See the latest race results from TTL and from LP at the Race Results Page.
Here are some photos from the action at LP this weekend.
Mike Parker has given us the final course for the Governor’s Cup 26.2mi Marathon:
It was an agonizing 91 days, but finally our favorite little city lake is full and everyone seemed to really be happy about it. Reasonable winds made for competitive one design sailing. Most of the Laser fleet was neck and neck all the way around the course and Emory Heisler bested the Bucc 18 fleet single-handing! (or so he says…scores forthcoming!) Speaking of scores…great job C14.2 fleet to RC Duty! Thanks to Dave Evans for the great photos and to Joe Motil for lending him the camera and for posting them online…click here for the full Picasa Web album.
I know it’s been a while, but TTL SUNDAYS are BACK! Sign up now online if you haven’t already. According to NOR/SI C-14s are Race Committee. As this is the last day of October, First Gun is 3:00pm. Come out, get wet and GO SAILING!
Great weekend of racing at Lake Pleasant – Great dinner Saturday night! The quote of the evening was from Martin Lorch, “It’s a good thing nobody liked it because I don’t have any left!” Get the weekend’s Race Scores. Thanks to Joe Barnett for taking photos…See them at:
The AYC Governor’s Cup has been revived! Traditionally a long distance point to point race on Lake Roosevelt, it’s moved to Lake Pleasant and is a 26.2 mi “marathon” course with creative scoring. Read the NOR’s and SI’s carefully! Click below to sign up today! Sign up before Nov 12th for Early Bird pricing.
Submitted by John Mayall
While the weekend of September 17-19 brought record temperatures to the Phoenix area, some fortunate Capri 14.2 sailors were able to spend a few wonderful days in San Diego participating in the annual Capri 14.2 Nationals hosted by the Mission Bay Yacht Club. Three teams made the road-trip and they were; Rick and Lisa Lake, Steve and Christina Campo and Sean and John Mayall. The event began on Friday with the second annual women’s Nationals. Lisa Lake recruited Morgan Henderson, a local Mission Bay sailor and skippered to a very respectable fourth place in a fleet of nine boats. Christina placed sixth and it is worth noting that it was the first time Christina had skippered the boat in a racing event. Also, Lisa was the highest placing boat with an all female team. Go girls!
Saturday and Sunday found the boats competing in a gold fleet for experienced racers and a silver fleet for less experienced sailors. Racing conditions were fantastic as usual and both days had winds in the 10-15 knot range with minimal oscillation. There was plenty of hiking and lots of very close racing. The Arizona Yacht Club was well represented in the Silver fleet with Sean driving to first place and bringing home a Capri 14.2 Nationals perpetual trophy. Steve/Christina sailed to a second place finish and Lisa/Rick took fourth. Looks like Sean and Steve will be in the gold fleet next year.
Lake Pleasant 18 September starting about 11:00. Come out, tune up and have some fun! Beer and Nachos to follow at Spinnaker Point!