Hard. Very hard. And complicated. Speaking to February’s AYC monthly meeting, Oracle Team USA tactician Andrew Campbell said that despite the level of competition, sailing is sailing, with tactics similar … Continue Reading What's it like to sail the Oracle Team USA cat?
Five years ago, Olympic Laser sailor Andrew Campbell spoke to us at the Arizona Yacht Club. Now he’s been gracious enough to agree to a repeat visit, only this time … Continue Reading February: Oracle's Andrew Campbell
AYC could use some more qualified race management people. Are you interested in learning more about how to run a regatta? Here’s information on one coming up in Denver on … Continue Reading Race Management Courses Available
Notice to everyone who raced only Saturday: You missed the best wind of the weekend. Sunday morning started with cresting whitecaps and settled into a pleasant 8kts, serving up a … Continue Reading Lake Pleasant Weekend Three
We decided to call it “rigging practice,” since sailing was, well, slow. This Sunday at Tempe Town Lake the wind started light and then turned lighter, allowing the Lasers and … Continue Reading Little Wind for TTL Week 4
The crazy-windy 2016 Chicago to Mac was tossing our J/130 around like a toy when the helmsman (no, not me) made a bit of a mistake—the huge, green spinnaker suddenly … Continue Reading October Meeting: North U Founder Bill Gladstone
The Fall Series opening weekend was a blast—a blast of wind on both Saturday and Sunday! Saturday (9/23) was the big day for participation, with 14 boats racing in the … Continue Reading Blustery Opening Weekend at Lake Pleasant
It’s a bit of a leap of faith, a broad jump really: The pin-end start mark on Lake Pleasant’s Opening Day (9/23) will be a robot. The inventors call it … Continue Reading It's True: The Race Mark is a Robot!
Temperatures eased off a bit for weekend two of the Tempe Town Lake Fall Series, with Lasers on RC. The results of the afternoon are here or on the results … Continue Reading Results of TTL Weekend Two
All for fun: The Hoot at the Lake party on Saturday, September 30, from 10am to 1pm at the Grassy Knoll at Tempe Town Lake. Mike Bernard has planned a … Continue Reading Picnic, Play, Party at the "Hoot at the Lake"
After a summer of quiet Wednesday night races, it was great to see Tempe Town Lake teeming with boats Sunday (9/10) on the first day of TTL Racing and RC … Continue Reading Let the Season Begin!
An outpouring of help Saturday (7/22), including a crane and a forklift, put humpty dumpty back on the wall again. It will be quite some time before Pleasant Harbor Marina … Continue Reading Back on Trailers; All's Right with the World
Mike and Jo Grijalva and their predominantly AYC crew arrived at the finish line of the Transpac at 11:44 am Hawaii time Tuesday, July 17. They were placed 5th in … Continue Reading Shockwave Finishes the Transpac
Just for fun. A purely fun, social monthly meeting. You’ll have an AYC Bingo card. You and your table of sailing wizards will be called on to answer sailing questions. … Continue Reading Sailing Bingo Night in July
Lake Pleasant served up ideal winds and perfect conditions for the 2017 Tall Cactus. Steve Kusic won the monohull category and Brett Johnston the multi-hull, and now get to wear … Continue Reading 2017 Tall Cactus
Registration is now closed for this event. This is the social event of the year for the Arizona Yacht Club, a gathering of friends highlighted by presentation of trophies and … Continue Reading Commodore's Celebration at The Yard in Tempe