There’s nothing quite like a windy weekend to make for fun sailing and we had plenty of it November 1&2. The turnout was surprisingly light, especially given the favorable conditions. … Continue Reading Glittering Lake Pleasant Weekend
Commodore Peter Lehrach greeted the new AYC members at the October meeting, including the ones in these shots. Each new member receives a roster, a card, and a burgee.
Saturday (9/20) will be Opening Day for racing at Lake Pleasant, breaking the long summer vacation for most of AYC’s racers. Have you registered? Race documents for the series at … Continue Reading Next: Opening Day at Lake Pleasant
Can a small sailboat sail 100 miles on a four-mile long lake in under 24 hours? After drifting for hours, Victor Felice and his crew were clobbered by a storm … Continue Reading Victor Felice and Crew Come up Short on Lake Pleasant Distance Challenge
Renew your AYC membership today by clicking on this link. Update your member profile and full members pay the $150 per year dues (life members pay no dues). If you … Continue Reading Renew Your AYC Membership
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
Like a lot of boat projects, the one Otto Shill envisioned turned out to be a little bit more complicated than expected. Instead of a light fiberglass fluff and buff, … Continue Reading Otto's Great Interlake Rescue
When Victor Felice decided to spruce up his J/24 Mermaid Rescue, he didn’t go halfway. He wanted to make it cleaner and faster and was prepared to put in the … Continue Reading Victor's Sandpaper Spring: Tuesday's Meeting
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 most important thing you can do to stay safe on a boat is: stay on the boat. Once you’re in the water, recovery is difficult, especially with today’s fast … Continue Reading Bruce Brown: How to Stay Safe on a Boat
If you attend a safety-at-sea seminar on the West Coast, you’re likely to meet this guy: Bruce Brown. At this month’s meeting, he’ll tell us the best methods for crew … Continue Reading Monthly Meeting: Bruce Brown and Safety at Sea
The Wall Street Journal has put together a nice recap of the America’s Cup comeback of Team Oracle, complete with various video bits and an interview with Jimmy Spithill. Here’s … Continue Reading Slick America's Cup Recap
February’s monthly meeting features noted sailor and safety-at-sea expert Bob Steel. Bob will talk about inshore and ocean racing with updates on weather forecasting and safety efforts. He calls it … Continue Reading Monthly Meeting: Safety at Sea with Bob Steel
Lurking over the driveway entering and leaving the Tempe Town Lake launch area is the sailor’s nastiest enemy: a rust-colored, camouflaged mast-killing bar pointed at the spreaders of careless crossers. … Continue Reading Mast Killer Strikes Again!
Good wind and close competition produced a strong 2014 Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup. On Saturday, boats were starting, finishing, and X-coursing continually, scoring as many as 6 races in … Continue Reading Exciting 2014 Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup
There was a large and interested turnout for Tuesday night’s meeting (1/14) reviewing the financial affairs of the Arizona Yacht Club—and a clear consensus among the group that AYC is … Continue Reading Keeping the Club Floating High