Save the dates June 8th and 9th, this is the AYC's Windermere Regatta and as a qualifier for Seattle Yacht Club's Gran Prix Regatta in the fall this is typically our most attended regatta. Michael Strauss is turning over the controls of his jet airplane that creates the sounds of freedom for the weekend to be the chair for the weekend. We are still looking for a Saturday night chef to fill the shoes of the crew that have hung up their spatulas after a 10 year run. Flank steak and chili have been popular but of course change is good too....This regatta traditionally takes place in the waters on the North side of Guemes near Jack Island and allows the faster bigger boats to stretch their legs a bit and with that in mind we have tried to especially invite the multihull crowd. If you enjoy being out on the water, behind the grill, behind the bar or behind the scenes this regatta is for you. Simply contact Mr. Strauss and let him know you can lend a hand. Organizational meeting at AYC Monday the 15th
In other news:
Wednesday night racing starts May 1st, we will have a meeting at AYC April 24th at 6pm at AYC (Administrative Professionals Day) to discuss the new format. NFS (no flying sails) Div 1 will go first, followed by Div 2 and the Class 1 ocean racers will start last in Div 3. If you haven't bought a race packet yet simply goto the racing section here and click away. If you need a PHRF cert contact Mr. Scott Lindberg and ask him about his charitable work overseas.
Scuttlebutt includes some new boats in the swamp: Mike Herbert in an Etchells 22 that is really a 30, Capt. Ed in 36 feet of ocean racing fury, Mr Lindberg creating a special new rating for his little green toy, and it is likely Mr. Clay Adams will make a return this season.
Finally it is Friday the club is open at 1730 and is still the deal in town!