Ripping Weekend for Lake Pleasant Racing

Apparently enough to keep people on shore, because one of the best race weekends of the year had limited participation, especially Sunday morning when four Thistles, two Santana 20s and two Sportboats limited the racing. Once the Thistles had turned in their traditional three races, the race committee pulled the marks and the day was […]

Regatta Extra: Dave Perry Critiques Your Sailing

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. And highly educational. The video is on Google Drive, so it’s best to view it on Chrome. I encountered a limit to the number I […]

The Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup Army of Volunteers

By Mike & Maryellen Ferring, Event Chairs You’ve seen the pictures and the brief regatta write-up, right? Now here’s some of the backstory. We started working on the regatta one year ago, locking in Dave Perry as the featured attraction. I think you’ll agree that Dave was magnificent: funny, teasing, and loaded with sailing tips. […]

4th Tuesday Dog Watch – CB LIVE at Desert Ridge – 26 Feb

Come out for Happy Hour with the AYC at a new venue in North Phoenix! CB Live will have acoustic guitarist Mike Maleckar (Mal) covering bands from his nearly 800 song list, which varies from Frank Sinatra to Taylor Swift, 2Pac to Hank Williams. As always the club will spring for some munchies. Starts around 5:30 and […]

Rock ‘n Roll: Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup 2019

Close it up. The 61st birthday of the Arizona Yacht Club finished with a flourish, a Sunday morning of good racing in a chill wind, climaxing three days of celebration and the biggest regatta of the AYC calendar year. Mark the numbers: 70 boats racing in 10 fleets. Over 220 for dinner Saturday night. The […]