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If you were a voting-eligible member of the Arizona Yacht Club as of April 1, you’ve received an email allowing you to participate in the election of the next board … Continue Reading Voting Open for the 2020-2021 Board of Directors
AYC activities for April have been canceled or postponed. Here’s the announcement from Commodore Rob Gibbs. We can still go sailing at those places (please do), but not as an … Continue Reading How the Lakes Are Responding to Coronavirus
Remember Jerome? Our speaker for the October meeting? He’s the guy who spent 271 days circumnavigating the globe on a 32-foot boat built in 1975. Maximum adventure, maximum isolation. Now … Continue Reading Isolation Tips from Around-the-World Sailor Jerome Rand
With the coronavirus overtaking our daily lives and world attention, here’s what Vice Commodore Marc Danner reports AYC is doing. The Board will monitor the Maricopa Department of Public Health … Continue Reading AYC and the Coronavirus
One of the earliest and most colorful members of the Arizona Yacht Club, Don DeFreze, passed away November 26 and on January 25, some of his buddies from AYC came … Continue Reading Passing: 50-Year Member Don DeFreze
Fireball sailor Clay Poulson travels the world for his import business and manages to race Fireballs all over the world as well. This warm August he’s racing at the North … Continue Reading Clay Poulson at Fireball Worlds
AYC sailors were two of the 41 entries in the Viper 640 World and North American Championships this last week (8/20-24) at Los Alamitos Yacht Club in Long Beach. Mike … Continue Reading AYC Sailors at Viper Worlds
In August, four AYC sailors packed their Lasers off to Mission Bay Yacht Club for one-design races in the Pacific. David Newland describes what happened. By David Newland When AYC … Continue Reading AYC Sailors Splash at Mission Bay
A little late afternoon monsoon both Friday and Saturday didn’t keep the Annual AYC Campout from being tons of fun!With a high temp of 80 and tucked in a stand … Continue Reading Monsoon Rain Didn’t Dampen Campers’ Spirits
Hi everyone… We’re really excited about the 2019-2020 racing calendar! We have maintained the traditional Fall and Spring racing series, but have added 4 Saturdays across December and January at … Continue Reading 2019-2020 Season Calendar – Winter is Coming!
Start with a social gathering at Spinnaker Point from 10-noon, launch your boat, start at 2pm, dash around a couple islands and various marks and finish. That’s this year’s Tall … Continue Reading Sign Up for Tall Cactus Fun Regatta
Every three-to-four years we’ve been updating the AYC Bylaws to clarify, simplify, and update the document that governs how the club is run. Time to to it again. On your … Continue Reading Updating the AYC Bylaws
Yes, Blokart. A sailing cart. No water required. A variation on a sailboat or an iceboat for speeded-crazed people like, well, you. The Lake Pleasant Sailing Club (LPSC) has invited … Continue Reading Like to Learn About a Blokart?
By Debbie Huntsman Are you a woman interested in literally sailing into your future? Or perhaps you already know how to get across an ocean using the wind? Or maybe … Continue Reading Women's Sailing Gathering March 23
Dave Perry spent Birthday Regatta Saturday, February 9, buzzing around Lake Pleasant on David Newland’s powerboat, shooting video of your sailing with simultaneous commentary. Scary, right? Well, yes, and fun. … Continue Reading Regatta Extra: Dave Perry Critiques Your Sailing