Racing Entries and Information


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2023 Birthday regatta & Leukemia cup

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Notice of Race
Sailing Instructions

2023 Spring Racing Series

Tempe Town Lake: Seven Sunday afternoons throughout the fall.

Lake Pleasant Saturday and Sunday Series: The Catalina 22, Santana 20, PHRF Spinnaker, and PHRF Sport Boat fleets will score Saturday only. The Portsmouth, Thistle, and Multi-Hull fleets will score both Saturday and Sunday.

The PHRF Spin, Sport Boats, and Santana 20s will sail a Sunday-only series.

Lake Pleasant Racing Information

Notice of Race, Spring Series
Sailing Instructions
Sunday Morning Notice of Race
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
January 14-15, Thistle/Portsmouth
January 28-29, PHRF Sport Boat and Multihulls
March 4-5, Santana 20
March 18-19, PHRF Spin
April 1-2, Catalina 22 (Sunday, Sport Boat, Santana 20, and Spin)

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 D
Additional Chart Information

TTL Race Committee Assignments
Races begin at 2 pm during January and February and 3 pm during March and April (to adjust to seasonal daylight).
January 8, Portsmouth
January 22, C14
February 5, Sunfish
February 26, Laser
March 12, Portsmouth
April 2, C14
April 16, Sunfish

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

Racing at Lake Pleasant (LP)
Racing at Tempe Town Lake (TTL)

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 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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