Lake Pleasant Results Week 1

After a comfy-breezy Spring racing season start Saturday (1/27) that then turned into a becalmed Saturday, racing Sunday turned into a complete blowout. With wind hitting over 30mph, boats were scattered and multi-hulls capsized. Mike Hester was seeing 15.5 kts under spinnaker on the run from Balance Rock, smiling a big smile until he tried […]

Spring Racing Kicks Off

Cool temperature and a nice breeze greeted Lasers and Portsmouth sailors Sunday (1/21) at Tempe Town Lake, opening the spring racing season. Joel Hurley continued where he left off in the fall, winning two of three races, edging out Paul Miachika, who took the third. Mike Parker led Russ Hasty in Portsmouth. Here are the […]

February: Oracle’s Andrew Campbell

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 he’s coming off an intense time as one of the tacticians for the Oracle Team USA America’s Cup campaign and one of the commentators for […]

Race Management Courses Available

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 April 7&8. The link for enrollment in the one-day race management course is here: http://www1.ussailing.org/enrollment/selectregistrant.aspx?courseid=13451835 They’ll also be doing a course for judges. That link […]

Winter at Lake Pleasant

January solitude, sailing in the desert… Mid 70’s. Photo: Charles Landis