Do you shop at Amazon? The huge online merchant will give .5% (one-half percent) of the money from each of your purchases to our Arizona Sailing Foundation. As of mid-March … Continue Reading Help ASF with Each Amazon Purchase
Cruising Captain Heather McClain has organized an event for AYC members to race on two famous America’s Cup boats in San Diego Harbor, Stars and Stripes and Il Moro. It’s … Continue Reading Racing with The Stars… and Stripes!
By Stacee Danner On Sunday (2/23), the wind didn’t disappoint, starting strong from the west for each fleet. What’s more? The first gun actually went off on time, unlike the … Continue Reading Tempe Town Lake Didn’t Disappoint
The lake looked like glass at the 2pm start time. A flicker of breeze wafted from the west at 2:15. PRO George Tingom, screamed “Start ’em!” Okay, he probably didn’t, … Continue Reading Sunday's Gentle TTL Action
By Bob Naylor, Regatta Organizer And what a weekend it was! The Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup was Arizona winter sailing at its finest. Blue skies, sunny warm days, and … Continue Reading Birthday Regatta Bash
Shroud tension. Check. Mast bend. Check. Keel faired. Check. Optimize backstay, traveler, outhaul, Cunningham. Check, check, check, check. Tune body. Body? At the March monthly meeting, Keith Kocher will show … Continue Reading Tuning Your Sailing Body
No, we still can’t meet in person, but let’s get together for a virtual meeting on Zoom. On our regular Tuesday night, April 14, at 7pm, we’ll offer a special … Continue Reading Put Sizzle in AYC Sailing: April Virtual Meeting
How difficult do you suppose it was for a woman to start selling sailboats in the desert in the 1950s? Drop a stake in a vacant lot and call it … Continue Reading AYC’s Founder: The Unsinkable Ruth Beals
By Deb Heisler, Rear Commodore If you’re missing your sailing friends and the social aspect of our sport and club, you’re not alone. Oh wait, you probably are! All the … Continue Reading Beached – AYC Virtual Happy Hour Thursday, April 9, 6pm
By Deb Heisler, Rear Commodore With thousands of islands and places ranging from marine parks through old English inspired cities, the British Columbia Region is a water playland that has … Continue Reading February Meeting: Cruising Beautiful British Columbia
Recently we had higher winds at Lake Pleasant than on an average race day and two people landed in the water after a knockdown under spinnaker. The water temp was … Continue Reading Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
Grant Younger says he did it on a whim. At 11:55, five minutes before the entry deadline, he grabbed five pictures off the AYC Instagram account and submitted them for … Continue Reading AYC Photo Wins a Tempe Instagrammy Award
You can order Saturday night dinner here. Deadline for entry has passed, but you can still register to race with a late fee. The biggest AYC event of the year … Continue Reading Here Comes the Birthday Regatta
By Deb Heisler, Rear CommodoreWe are continuing our AYC-hosted Happy Hours each month at various locations around the valley. An evening of food, stories and a brew or two are a … Continue Reading Like to Host an AYC Happy Hour?
Spring racing kicked off Sunday (1/12) at Tempe Town Lake and Saturday (1/18) at Lake Pleasant. Even though the season is underway, it’s not too late to jump in: Sign … Continue Reading Spring Racing Action Now
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