Friday, July 27, 2012


What can we say, but Thank you, thank you, thank you to all the volunteers that made this week of the Lido Class Championship Regatta the success that it was!!!  So the wind was absent yesterday, the racing was great Tuesday and Wednesday and all the competitors were pleased, had a grand time, and were most appreciative of the efforts we, AYC, put forth!!   And we all owe a big THANKS to Steve and Ginger Orsini for taking charge and putting all this together!!
So come to the club tonight for $5 night and volunteer recognition....a well deserved R & R.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer...and SO much going on!!!!

Whidbey Race Week is underway and many of our sailors are spending the week in Oak Harbor.
The summer weather has the cruisers out...the Marina is bustling!

Tomorrow night the 20th, the Friday night social will feature $5 burgers as we'll have guests from the BLUE GAVEL (Association of past Commodores) in town for their annual rendezvous. So come by and join in the hospitality and enjoy a burger!   There's also a free Summer Concert at Seafarer's Park.

Sunday the Lido's start arriving and next week the clubhouse and Seafarer's Park will be busy daily with the Lido Class Championships. Thursday night will feature a Salmon BBQ for the Lido competitors and the presentation of their Class Championship Awards. AYC members are welcome at $20/person...but must make reservations on line.

Next Wednesday there's the last race of the 'Wally's Tours' series and then Friday night is $5 night with a GREAT menu planned by the Barrys' and Wendy Gray and that day (the 27th) the Victoria Inner Harbour Cruise headed by Phil and Madelyn Case leaves.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Ocean Racing News

Only July 7th the biennial 2012 edition of the Vic Maui Race started. Anacortes Yacht Club spectator boats Mike and Carol Hebert's "Fairweather" and the "Wild Rumpus" watched and waved as the fleet drifted across the line with only 2308 miles to go. Head Pirate Stephanie Schwenk is aboard a 40.7 Beneteau "Bravo Zulu". She will be back in time for Pirate Camp in August, keep those registrations coming. For all the Vic Maui news check out their website. You can goto the racetracker and watch the progress every two hours.

The mighty "ICON" left Anacortes Saturday night to catch the ebbtide on their way to the start of the Pac Cup which starts in San Francisco in about 10 days. They will have multiple tracking devices and they will be updating their website daily (

Sunshine, wind and ocean sailing, I'm jealous!