By David Newland, Lake Pleasant Lake Captain A frame grab from David and Josh Newland's instructional video on anchoring race marks. I remember the first time I stared at a Lake Pleasant mark set bucket and wondered about that cleat bolted to the side (…and those bricks). After some instruction (and trial and error), I … Continue reading The Spaghetti Bowl for Setting Race Marks
Steve Campo during treatment. Update on Wednesday, December 4: The campaign to raise money for Steve and Christina has reached $7,000 and the Ferrings have sent a matching check for an additional $5,000, bringing the total raised to $12,000 and climbing.In February 2018, Steve Campo was gut-punched with a devastating diagnosis: Diffused Large B Cell … Continue reading Help Us Help AYC Members Steve and Christina Campo
By Mike FerringIt was never supposed to be quite like this, but 20 years after water gurgled into the ditch that was the Salt River along the 202, the small body of water that became Tempe Town Lake is still a key part of Arizona Yacht Club sailing. Now the lake is attracting massive real … Continue reading TTL Turns Tumultuous Twenty
By Marshall Williamson, Spin Fleet Captain The Lake Pleasant Fall Series experienced "No" to light winds on Saturday (11/2) and the usual stronger winds early Sunday, but diminishing by late morning. The C22s were sailing Saturday, while Santana 20s, Sportboats, and Thistles were out both days, getting in two finishes Saturday and four on Sunday. By … Continue reading Lake Pleasant Week 4 with Tucson Sailing Club Joint Gathering
By Rob GibbsFrom high winds to no wind, from recycling to composting, and from DC to Alaska, the 2019 running of the Buccaneer North American Championship had it all! The regatta was held at Lake Pleasant, Arizona from 22-26 October. We had teams from Maryland, Virginia, Illinois, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alaska and of course … Continue reading Buccaneer 18 Championship Had It All!
By Deb Heisler, Rear Commodore Eight women, a 32-foot Melges, good manners, humor and determination were the mix that led the Sail Like a Girl team to victory in the 2018 Race to Alaska (R2AK). Co-Skipper Haley King Lhamon was part of this history-making, all-woman crew and is joining us at the November AYC monthly … Continue reading Sail Like a Girl and Win – November Meeting