Sunday, July 12, 2015

A century of good times!

The AYC has been around for well over 100 years and one thing that has helped create that kind of staying power is the fun associated with good 'ol AYC. The tradition continues on August 21-23rd. The Northern Century race which you can sign up for right now on this very website promise more fun for everyone. Choose your own course 50 or 100 miles. For the hard core workaholic types you can still work right up till quitting time on Friday and then make the start. Nothing could be finer than spending a night out under the starry skies while watching islands slip by in the night and checking the computerized tracking system every now and then to see how the other guys are doing. Even if you are not a regular racer this event is for you. Typically there is a strong Canadian contingent and OIYC, OHYC, BYC, SJIYC, FHSC, and several Seattle area clubs to try to steal away some hardware. The safety regs are not onerous, mostly things you have or should have already and getting a PHRF rating from our new Club handicapper Colin Emsley could not be easier.  Autopilots are allowed and even multihulls are welcome. 1/2 way times will, be recorded so if the wind peters out you can still be a winner. Check your calendar, call your crew and get your registration in so we know how many noodles to boil Friday night (vegiie option for you too KW) and chili dogs to get on the grill Sunday. (KW just eats the bun). For more info just click on the NOR or come down to the club on Wednesday after racing and hold Eric's baby while he answers your questions:)
In other news:
Two new J-boats in town J-120 in Anacortes and J-109 in Bellingham. Speedy comfortable and fun.
Wanna see some cool boats? Goto the Transatlantic Race(local bowguy Robbie H competing) or the Transpac website.
Summer Shaw Island Classic is just around the corner Aug 1st, good primer for the N-100, SJIYC will give you rating if you need one, all welcome, either way around, AYC boats always do well in this one.
ICON spotted out cruising!
Schwenk and WR clan headed to Santa Barbara for SC-27 Nationals.
Two boats sunk in OHYC racing this season, Hobie Holder 20 and San Juan 24, OUCH!
New Blob in town, watch out for Sarah and Marshalls new ride this Wednesday night.