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Crew List for 2022-2023 Season

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2022 Fall Racing Series

Tempe Town Lake: Eight Sunday afternoons throughout the fall.

Lake Pleasant Saturday / Sunday Series: For fall of 2022, the Catalina 22, Santana 20, PHRF Spinnaker, and PHRF Sport Boat fleets will score Saturday only. The Portsmouth fleets will score both Saturday and Sunday.

Lake Pleasant Sunday Series: PHRF Spinnaker and PHRF Sport Boats will compete as a single fleet in a new Sunday morning series. There is no additional fee for boats to enter if they’re already registered in the regular fall series, but they must complete the entry.

Day Entry: If you’re not signed up for a series, you’ll need an entry for each day you race. Day entries are not eligible for series scoring. (Yes, eligible boats not competing in the fall series may submit a day entry for the Sunday morning series.)

Ruth Beals Regatta: Lake Pleasant

Saturday, October 22: It’s time for the annual “Women at the Helm” regatta. This is a fun day with one long-distance race. The start time is 1:00 pm. Guys are encouraged to donate a boat and crew, but the women must be at the helm,
Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Lake Pleasant Chart: Ruth Beals

Dinghy Days at Lake Pleasant

Saturday, November 19 & Sunday November 20: AYC’s first Dinghy Days event provides a venue for small boat racing & sailing.

Sunfish West Regional World’s Qualifier
November 18-20, 2022

Notice of Race

Lake Pleasant Racing Information

Notice of Race, Fall Series, Addendum 1 (Change in starting time for Oct. 1st)
Notice of Race, Sunday Morning Series
Sailing Instructions
Lake Pleasant Chart L
Additional Chart Information
Video: Arizona Yacht Club Sailboat Racing – Lake Pleasant (3 min video)

LP Race Committee Assignments
Races begin at 12:30 pm Saturdays and 8:30 am Sundays
October 1-2, Santana 20 NOTE: First horn on Sat, Oct 1 will be at 1:30 with no races starting after 4:30.
October 15-16, PHRF Sport Boat and Multihulls
October 29-30, PHRF Spin
November 12-13, Catalina 22 (Sunday, Sport Boat and Spin)
December 3-4, Thistle/Portsmouth
Video: Setting Race Marks at Lake Pleasant (7 min video)

Lake Pleasant is less than one hour north of central Phoenix. If you’ve never been there, plan at least 90 minutes to get your boat ready, in the water, and all the way to the starting line. Here are directions to Lake Pleasant.

Tempe Town Lake Racing Information

Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions
Tempe Town Lake Chart C
Additional Chart Information

TTL Race Committee Assignments
Races begin at 3 pm during September and October and 2 pm during November and December (to adjust to seasonal daylight, heat, and wind).
September 25, Portsmouth
October 9, C14
October 23, Sunfish
November 6, Laser
November 13, Portsmouth
November 27, C14
December 4, Sunfish
December 11, Laser

Tempe Town Lake Marina is plunked down in the middle of metro Phoenix, bordered on the north by Route 202. Here’s more information and directions on how to get there.

Additional Information & Resouces

Beginning fall 2022, any protest or redress hearings will be conducted online. Hearing requests must be filed according to the Sailing Instructions, using the US Sailing app, the form linked below, or by sending a simple qualifying email to the Racing Captain.

Hearing Request (Protest) Form (PDF)

2021-2024 Racing Rules of Sailing: Effective January 1, 2021
RRS 2021-2024 version from World Sailing -PDF/ WS Study Version PDF
US Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 Website
Unofficial Study Version PDF
Protest form

Powerboat Operators for Tempe Town Lake & Lake Pleasant Boats
To drive an AYC-owned boat for race committee duties at Lake Pleasant or an ASF-owned boat at Tempe Town Lake, you must be 18 or older and attend the current AYC-required training. Training is normally held in the Fall of each year, before the beginning of the racing season. List of AYC Approved Powerboat Operators

Video on Lake Pleasant Mark Setting
You need to know how to handle the race marks and the anchoring system—and doing it wrong will make a complete mess that someone else will have to fix. Lake Captain David Newland and son Josh prepared this video to show how it’s done.

Arizona Yacht Club Fleets
Arizona Yacht Club has several fleets, each active with many boats and good sailors. See the fleet page here.

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