Saturday, December 31, 2011


Don't forget to make your reservations for the 2012 Commodore's Ball, to be held at the Depot, January 14. The Ball honors outgoing Commodore Phil Case and is annually a social highlight for AYC.

For details of this event and to make your reservation, click here to go the website's Event Registration page.

Sunday, December 18, 2011


HAPPY HOLIDAYS ALL!!! Friday the 23rd is a FIVE BUCK night, bar open the 30th and then, be sure and make your reservations online at the website for the COMMODORE'S BALL January 14th at THE DEPOT....great food, honor Phil Case for his year as Commodore and dance to Dillinger's Clambake!!!!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Friday POTLUCK & Cruiser's Planning Event

Friday night....16 December....bring a dish to share, socialize, and help Bill Chowanec plan the Cruisin' schedule for 2012!!!!
All are welcome and ALL are encouraged to come!!! There's a lot of great ideas floating around out there...this is your chance to help bring them together!!!!

Friday, December 09, 2011

2012 Racing Calendar

After great deliberation we have the 2012 AYC Racing Calendar available for your thoughtful consideration and review.  You can download your copy HERE.

You will notice several important changes:
  • We have incorporated a couple more family fun races into the schedule in order to better serve the needs of those with children, or those new to the racing scene.
  • We are slightly reduced the number of distance races with the goal of increasing participation, plus we have introduced a new event -- the Guemes, Cypress & Sinclair circumnavigation.  Also the fall distance races will be starting on Sunday in order to accommodate those among us who follow college football!
  • We are also planning two pre-season events at the club -- one will be a new-racer orientation designed for the general public and existing club members who would like to get into racing.  The second will be for current racers and will review the rules of the road, the duties of the race committee, and the logistics associated with serving food after the races on Wednesday night.  Stay tuned for more information as we will be announcing the dates before the year end!
  • As an added benefit, we are also going to add some more variety into the after racing meals so that we can attract more members.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact our race committee chairman Andy Schwenk!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Winter Time at the AYC

Hopefully you had a terrific season of sailing and had to build an addition to your trophy case. If you have any suggestions for the Race Chair now is the time to drop him a line. The roster goes to press in a few weeks and the race packet soon after. Call Andy @ 360 770 7035 or email @, I'm not certain I can accommodate all requests but I've picked up a two great ideas already. For the 2012 season all races are Cat III and distance will be fleet races with no class breaks.