Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Jerry Cutshall Heart Attack...

We are sorry to report that Jerry Cutshall had an apparent heart attack while driving home this last Saturday and went off the road. There was a paramedic behind him who revived him and quickly got him to the hospital. Unfortunately Jerry passed away last Tuesday and was buried on Friday, July 3rd.

For those of you who don't know Jerry, he was AYC commodore in 1978 and is well known by our long-time members. Please join us in wishing Jerry's family our heartfelt condolences in this difficult time.

Powerboater looking for fun?

Do you fit that description?

Do you know someone who does?

Whidbey Island Race Week is looking for a finish boat. This is the boating party of the summer, and is coming soon. July 13-17 in Oak Harbor. You don't need to have any experience, they'll do all the work. Your boat will be the finish line boat, in place for the races to record finishes. You will be treated to all the good stuff... food, bracelets for the tent, entertainment, great sailing... This would be a great time if you or someone you know is available.

Call Andy at NW Rigging or 770-7035, the sooner the better! Thanks!

Linky to Race Week: http://www.whidbeyislandraceweek.com/

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

GOTB & Singlehanded Results Posted

The results from the recent "Girls on the Boat" Regatta and the Singlehanded event have now been posted - you can check them out in race results! Also, if anyone has pictures from the recent Windermere & GOTB regattas that they would like to submit, please send them in to your editors!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

AYC rules the waves

Nightrunner skippered by Doug Fryer won div 2 at Van Isle 360; Icon skippered by Kevin Welch was 2nd div 1 and 2nd on total elapsed time behind DragonFly; Celebration was 2nd to the boats that tied for 1st @ J-fest.

Closer to home Colin E proved it is his crew that is holding him back by winning the singlehanded race, Ed K was second. Barking Mad also dominated the GOTB regatta, eeking out a victory over the wild women of Syn di cat!

Pictures of Nightrunner & Icon Coming into Winter Harbor

Thursday, June 18, 2009

One hand at a time

Actually you can use both. Sunday the 21st at the AYC @ 1000hrs we will have a skippers meeting and decide a course for the singlehanded regatta. Of course you can use both hands...Possibilities include round Guemes, circumnavigating the fixed marks in the bay, round Huckleberry, round Jack, your call; if we can't agree we'll flip a coin!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Windermere Kudos and Congrats!

24 years and counting! Windermere Regatta is still the premier event for AYC! We had 39 participating yachts from 20-42 feet. Live music provided by Gertrudes Hearse, karaoke from Crystal Vision, Flank steak by Dave Thomson and crew, PRO Chuck Tidrington ( soon to be SC 27 sailor greatest boat in the whale pasture), Bartendresesses Pam and Deanna, Key people: Warren Walz, Bill Jenkins, Colin Emsley, Kyle Saum,Vic Childs, Wayne Martin, Wendy Grey , my ever lovin wife Stepharooie, Phil Case, Ed Kennedy, Red Hat Sarah, Kurt Cantarano, Dave Baker, Jerry Hemme( hope dog is ok) Nancy Laeha, Callie for 2 certain reasons, POA, Sponsors: Windermere, Harken, Port Supply, Fisheries Supply, Anders Signs, Paul Bergman DDS, Northwest Rigging, Cap Sante, Skyline, North Harbor Diesel, Dick Britton, CORE builders, Anacortes Brewery/Rockfish Grill,
Thanks to all the participants and the winners:
A) Veloce
B) Flying Circus
C) Moore Uff Da
D) Red Eye Expres
E) Lucky Duck

Thursday, June 11, 2009

It's Windermere Tme!

Champagne is cooling, Flank steak is marinating, Rumpus turning more yellow by the moment....If you haven't gone online to sign up do it now! Join the likes of Teddy Bear, Pangaea, Red Eye Express, and The Orange Blob. We are shooting for a record breaking 40 boats! The first live band to rock the club. Join the fun or just come help clean up!

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Windermere in one week!

Windermere Regatta is coming soon... just about a week to go! We have 15 boats already registered, and are counting on many more to show up on Friday. The Moores are returning for a one design start, with 5 or 6 planning to attend. Please come out and race, or just party with us at the club, and show our guests the wonderful hospitality that we're famous for!

Tuesday night we'll be decorating the club, if you're interested in helping out we'll start at 7:00 (ish). A huge thank you to all the volunteers that have already been working hard to make it a success, and all of the volunteers who offered to help out during the regatta. It's going to be a great one!