Sunday, January 27, 2013

AYC Sponsors Racing Rules of Sailing Seminar

The Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) have been updated for the years 2013 to 2016 and AYC is pleased to sponsor a Seminar on the updated rules from Dick Rose.  Dick was the chair for the International Sailing Federation's (ISAF) committee that completed this most recent update.  Rose also just received US Sailing's most prestigeous service award, the Natanael G. Herreshoff trophy.  The Seminar will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2013 from 13:00-16:30 hrs at AYC.  (We believe the club will still be accessible at that time.  If not, we wil arrange a back-up venue.)  The cost will be $15.00 for those over the age of 18 and free for 18 years and younger.  As AYC is the sponsor, with this announcement, you will have a few days to get registered before we advertise to the greater public.  You will not find a more authoritative seminar on the RRS than this so go to the AYC web site Events Registration tab, click on it and then open the tab, 2013-2016 Dick Rose Racing Rules, to get registered.  You can pay on line with a credit card at our site.  We urge you to register early so that you will get a seat as we expect seating to be limited.  Then you can hit the race courses with renewed confidence for the upcoming racing season.
Steve Orsini, Commodore, AYC

Saturday, January 26, 2013


The AYC Clubhouse expansion ballot is now ready.  This ballot is sent to Preferred Members only.  It is important that you take the time to vote on the Club's expansion project.  Please vote as soon as possible but not later than Sunday, February 3, 2013.  Please click here to go to the ballot.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Foul Weather Fun!

Saturday, February 23rd marks the annual Cruise/Race to Friday Harbor. The Girts Rekevics Foulweather Race has seen many changes over the years. Historically this pilgrimage has been to Rosario Resort on Orcas, The Islander on Lopez, and now Friday Harbor. This year features boats from Canada, Orcas Island, Bellingham and Coronet Bay. If you are a cruiser you are in luck! West Marine/ Port Suppply has sponsored some quality jackets and likely some other prizes frm local sponsors. If you are a racer this is your chance to win the big one, any course is acceptable, Cattle Pass, Lopez Pass, Thatcher Pass, Peavine or Obstruction your choice. In past years vessels have been done in as few as three hours! Goto the rigister for events tab on this website and join the fun! Lasagna dinner, dessert, sunshine and wind... well lasagna and dessert for sure!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Expansion plan status ?? !!

What's goin' on???   Why no vote yet??  Why no construction yet??   Many of you have expressed these questions to me and I assure you, your Board is on top of it and as anxious to get going as anyone.  We have bids in (favorable and slightly lower than expected), a contractor picked, but we're awaiting bids re fire alarm and sprinkling for the building.   We'd had hopes we could mitigate or avoid this expense but the codes are tighter all the time and it appears we've just got to do it!!  It also requires that we upgrade the water line from the nearest city main to provide increased flow. Fred Abelman, as our project manager, is working hard and pushing for some definite numbers from contractors and they should be in this week.
Again, as presented at the Gen'l Mtg and in my December Commodore's letter, we plan on financing the project with reserves (use about 50 of 110K) and 3% promissory notes from you, the members, to the tune of, hopefully, 150K.  With our present and expected cash flow, we can service that amount of debt and payback within 10 years.  
So stay tuned, more info, and a request for your vote and your participation is coming!!!  

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

SANTA came to AYC!!!

Your Anacortes Yacht Club was recipient of a most generous gift from member Jim Lee (aka Santa)...a SilverGiant 6' Stainless steel gas BBQ!!!!  The old, temperamental, well used, well worn BBQ's are passé....a condition of his generosity!!!!   So when it comes time for burgers, chicken, salmon, etc for the 2013 season, step up and revel in having the best there is for cooking!!!   THANK YOU JIM!!!