Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Let's go Sailing!

The annual Girts Rekevics Foulweather Race/Cruise is set for February 25th. The Canadians will be back to compete for the the Stanley's Cup, let's give them a warm welcome Friday night. We will have a finish line boat in Friday Harbor. (Thanks Chris and Sheila Maher) Cruisers are welcome, please register so we will know how many scrumptious meals to order @ Downriggers. Start is moved to the tanker dock this year. This race is scored as a fleet, no class breaks. PIYA cat.III for all AYC races, Cat II is strongly recommended for distance races. This is your first chance to put the smack down on the four time AYC Yacht of the Year Syndicat.
SPECIAL NOTES: Please apply or renew your PHRF cert now, goto phrf-nw.org for all the details. The Shaw Island Winter Classic is set for Sunday Feb.19 goto oiyc.org for all the details. AYC race packet will be published this week.

Sunday, January 15, 2012


Thank you ALL for a marvelous COMMODORE'S BALL...and special thanks to Gunn's and Stockton's for bartending, and to Hemme's for the slide show, and to all those who helped convert from a Farmer's Maarket to a Ball, and to all those who stayed and helped us clear out...THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!! And now let's get on with another great year at AYC.
Board meeting Tuesday night, 17 Jan @ 1830.

Monday, January 09, 2012

Commodore's Ball & VOLUNTEERS

Just a gentle reminder....Commodore's Ball this Saturday...we must have a count to the caterer by Wednesday, so this is your last chance....register on line.

AND, looking beyond...way beyond!...AYC is hosting the Lido 14 National Championships July 22-27 and we're expecting 30 to 50 boats. Lots of help will be needed, INCLUDING some hosts for home stays for Lidos from afar. Put it on your calendars, and there'll be more details to follow.

Better Boating Series Free Seminar

Better Boating Series
Free Seminar for all recreational boaters!

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Skagit Valley College, Marine Technology Center
1606 R Avenue, Anacortes (just across from Thrive Fitness)

11:30a – 12:30p
H2Out™ Water Absorption Technology with Rich Pindell
Save money in maintenance costs and help prevent corrosion damage

1:30p to 2:30p
Marine Weather with Lee Chesneau
What you don’t know, what you think you know, what you need to know about marine weather

To register or to request additional information, please call 360.766.6282

Sponsored by
The Center of Excellence for Marine Manufacturing & Technology at Skagit Valley College

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

2012 Race Packet Now Available...

For those of you that have been anxiously waiting the 2012 AYC Race Packet is now available -- you can get your very own copy HERE!

There are several small but important changes that we should point out:

  • All distance races start from the refinery dock
  • All distance races are PIYA Category III, although we recommend that all boats be equipped to Category II standards when participating
  • We have added a new distance race (Cypress-Sinclair-Guemes) which should prove both interesting and challenging

Also, on-line registration will be opening soon, plus if you notice any changes and discrepancies with the race packet or schedule please contact Andy Schwenk.