Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Mikey likes it and more!

Last weekend you might have felt spring was in the air and you were thawing out a bit. Meanwhile AYC's Team Mikey owned by Kevin Welch and ably assisted by Ian Sloan and of course that hard workin gal at Ullman Sails, Serena were completely on fire and smoked the Melges 24 fleet in the Miami NOOD regatta posting all bullets and tossing a 6th.
No nobody finished the OIYC Shaw Island Winter Classic, no don't wanna talk about it.... Well we did have fun and the moonlight delivery home was epic. 
This weekend AYC gets into full swing with 5$ dinner, rules talk @1930 Friday night, and of course the Girts Race/Cruise on Saturday.
If you never met Girts well you missed an American Classic. Born in Latvia, escaped with help of the Red Cross, sponsored by church in Cutbank, MT. Proudest American you ever met. Loving father, terrific husband, talented sailor and wonderful humorist and musician. He would be on the start line even when cancer had him chock full of tubes and tumors, he wore enough foulies nobody knew. I'm sure this weekend he will be criticizing our mistakes as any good sailor does and be jealous he isn't there having fun too!
Here's another fun thing to do while in the frozen North this summer!

Fleet Captains, please spread the word, details including NOR coming soon!
You may have heard a rumour that the ROUND PENDER race is on again. It's true!!
Hosted by CFSA, here are a few highlights ...
  • Come one (design) ~ come all (multihull, keelboat)
  • Mark the date ~ AUGUST 19, 2017
  • Rendezvous (Port Browning), Race (Round Pender), Recreate (before and after)
  • View the attached poster
  • Stand by ~ for more info
"We may not all be in the same boat but on the water we're all on the same wavelength"
Organizing Authority
Round Pender Race  
RP Poster

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Where sailors go to meet dot com:)

I have often wondered if the general population was aware how easy it is to get on someone elses boat and eat their sandwiches and drink whatever is in the cooler. If they knew, would we have crowds at the marina each day there is a regatta? Somehow it's our little secret but in an effort to change that, we have a "Racer Rally" scheduled for Saturday @ 9am at good'ol AYC. Bring a friend or a neighbor, bring your questions and ideas for the racing program in 2017. We will discuss PHRF membership, rules, how to find crew or how to find a skipper. If you would like to help sponsor or coordinate a regatta and support our club come join us. In any case we will talk and answer questions and drink some coffee and if the weather is fair we'll go for a sail! Bring your sailing gear if you have it or ski type outdoor wear and leave it in the car. If you have a boat maybe we can introduce you to some new crew prospects if needed. If you are looking for a new ride, here is a chance. Of course if you want to help out we will find a slot for you.