AYC Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup: February 7-9

By Bob Naylor – AYC

Celebrate the improbability of a yacht club thriving in the middle of the Arizona desert for 62-years! Happy Birthday, AYC! Register and race in the Birthday Regatta – top finishers in each class will be recognized with awards. These classes are expected:

Three-day racing: Multi-Hull, Viper 640

Two-day racing: Buccaneer 18, Catalina 22, Laser, PHRF non-spin (jib & main), PHRF Spin, PHRF Sport Boat, Santana 20, and Sunfish

One-day event: Cruising – PHRF distant race

Sail with us, over 200 sailors and “shore crew,” and 70+ boats. Sail under blue skies in front of the Black Mountains near Castle Hot Springs, Buzzard Neck and Humbug Bay. Celebrate with us under the stars, between the saguaro and ocotillo, with the burros and coyotes on Lake Pleasant, just 45 minutes northwest of Phoenix.

Our Keynote Speaker this year is award-winning nautical photographer Onne van der Wal. He will be on the water during the day taking photographs that will be shown during the dinner Saturday night. More about Onne van der Wal here.

Finally…this event doesn’t happen without help from a small army of Volunteers! This year you can sign up for what you’d like to do online using Sign-Up Genius. Check out the different needs and volunteer on this page.

To read more and sign up for the Birthday Regatta visit the Birthday Regatta webpage.

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2020 “Year Start” Party

Hi Fleet 42ers,

Happy 2020!  Our “Year Start” party is Saturday, Jan 18th from 5pm-8pm.

We’ve made it easy:  Dinner is provided by our hosts Eric and Kim!

The party is near the North 101 and Cave Creek Road, so North Phoenix area.  Please contact Scott Winkler at winklersh@yahoo.com or by a Facebook post for the address.

If you have not RSVP’d already please RSVP by responding via Fleet 42 Facebook.  If you’ve already RSVP’d, you are good to go.

We will also have a white elephant gift exchange.  If you’d like to participate bring a gift, it is always fun!  Participating is optional.

Looking forward to seeing everyone there!!!

Scott Winkler – Commodore – Fleet 42

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Year-Start Party

From Scott Winkler – Commodore – Fleet 42

Hey Fleet42!

We’ve scheduled a Year-End, or rather, a Year-Start party!!! Put Saturday January 18th on your calendar! Eric Ihsen (Bald Eric) and his wife, Kim, have volunteered to host the event. Exact location to follow but it is near the North 101 and Cave Creek roads in Phoenix. The time is 5pm-8pm. To start we will get reacquainted while enjoying some good food (which will be provided), talk some fleet business, and then do a gift exchange ($15 limit). Eric and Kim are also graciously providing the food so all you need to bring is a gift-exchange gift (if you’d like to participate) and your sail-happy self! We hope to see many of you there! RSVP will be directly to Scott Winkler or Fleet42 Facebook event (to-be-set-up shortly). See you there!

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Fleet 42 at Roosevelt Lake

From Scott Winkler:

Hey Fleet 42ers! Mary and I are planning a Roosevelt Lake trip on Sept 27-29 (arrive friday afternoon, leave sometime Sunday) as shake down sail for Pinata Regatta (need to dust off the boa–it hasn’t been out in a while!). Anyway, we’ll have potluck dishes to share on Saturday if anyone cares to join us. Or more for us if not!

🙂 Hope to see some of you there or in Mexico for Pinata!

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2018 EXTREME SAILING SERIES

Good Morning Everyone!!!

It is never too early to start plan our trip to San Diego for the EXTREME SAILING SERIES. Last year, we had an absolute BLAST at this event and I am going again this year!!! I will be getting a room at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. Very close to the event, within walking distance. There are other places to stay if you want to check them out.

Please let me know if you are interested in going and I will start up a list.

2018 Calendar of Acts:

14 – 17 March – Act 1, Muscat, Oman

24 – 27 May – GC32 World Championship, Lake Garda, Italy

14 – 17 June – Act 3, Barcelona, Spain

5 – 8 July – Act 4, Portugal

9 – 12 August – Act 5, St Petersburg, Russia

24 – 27 August – Act 6, Cardiff, UK

18 – 21 October – Act 7, San Diego, USA

29 November – 2 December Act 8, Los Cabos, MX

Here is a link to the event:

https://www.extremesailingseries.com/news/view/extreme-sailing-series-confirms-eight-stop-global-tour-in-2018

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2018 Leukemia Cup / Birthday Regatta

Here is a GREAT write up about this past weekends Leukemia Cup / Birthday Regatta with the Arizona Yacht Club. Fleet 42 was well represented with 8 catamarans signed up for the event.

Celebrating 60 Years of AYC with a Big Weekend

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Arizona Yacht Club Spring Racing Series

Here is the Entry Link:

http://arizonayachtclub.wildapricot.org/event-…/Registration

Lake Pleasant

Race Committee Assignments
January 27&28 – Thistle – JaM (Jib and Main or PHRF Non-Spin)
March 3&4 – Multi-Hull
March 17&18 – Catalina 22
April 7&8 – PHRF Sportboat
April 21&22 – PHRF Spin
Races begin at 12:30 pm Saturdays and 9 am Sundays

Tempe Town Lake

Race Committee Assignments
January 21 – C14
February 11 – Portsmouth
February 25 – Laser
March 11 – C14
March 25 – Portsmouth
April 15 – Laser
April 29 – C14
May 6 – Portsmouth
Races begin at 2pm during January and February and at 3pm during March, April and May.

Arizona Yacht Club Fleets

Arizona Yacht Club has several fleets, each active with many boats and good sailors. The fleets include:

Buccaneer (Currently part of the Portsmouth fleet)
Capri (Catalina) 14.2
Catalina 22
Laser (Including Radial Laser)
Merit 25 (Currently part of the PHRF Spinnaker fleet)
Multi Hulls
PHRF Non-Spinnaker
PHRF Spinnaker
PHRF Sport Boat
Santana 20 (Currently part of the PHRF Spinnaker fleet)
Portsmouth
Thistle

We have two scheduled race series at Lake Pleasant in the spring and fall of each year, plus the annual Birthday Regatta in February. Small boats race Sunday afternoons at Tempe Town Lake, with races running nearly year-round. Race day start times vary by time of year so that racing ends near dusk.

Each Lake Pleasant series contains five race weekends and we normally get in five-six races each weekend, depending on wind. Races begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturdays and at 9 a.m. on Sundays. See the calendar for schedules.

Lake Pleasant is less than one hour north of central Phoenix. If you’ve never been there, plan at least 90 minutes to get your boat ready, in the water, and all the way to the starting line. Here are directions to Lake Pleasant.

Tempe Town Lake Marina is plunked down in the middle of metro Phoenix, bordered on the north by Route 202.

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You may now sign up for the 2018 Birthday Regatta & Leukemia Cup.

The event is February 16-18, with Multi-Hulls and Vipers planning to score three days of racing and (so far) the other fleets opting for two. Boats in fleets not racing Friday (2/16) may practice at the Race Committee’s discretion.

Note that the registration deadline is Tuesday, February 6.

You’ll find the race documents on the Racing page.

Regatta Chairman Bruce Andress will have the regatta at Pleasant Harbor, as in the past, with the Saturday night dinner at the “Hook” building, the metal building near the entrance of the facility. He says Dillon’s Restaurant will cater the food.

Further information will be coming in the next few days, including such things as discounted slip fees and hotel rates.

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Bimare 18 HT Catamaran – Sea of Cortez

This is from the Cinco de Mayo Regatta, a few Fleet 42 guys, Jeff Eisner, Cesar Leyva, and Duane Darling having some fun on the water. Worth taking a look!!! Great job guys!!!

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Fleet 42 Family Fun Weekend at Roosevelt Lake – May 21-23, 2016

Well…here we go again!!!

Join us for the Fleet 42 Family Fun Weekend at Roosevelt Lake the weekend of May 21-23, 2016 at Horse Pasture/Bermuda Flats Campground. Some people will be getting there early on the Friday prior to grab as much water front space as possible. I need to know if you are planning on attending this event so we can get a head count of participants. Please let me know as soon as possible by e-mailing me at scottagan@fleet42.org.

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