Spring Fever Sail event, March 20-22 Roosevelt Event Details:

Scott Winkler is arriving Thursday 3/19 by noon to get a spot. Arrive anytime thereafter. Or earlier, but contact Scott so he looks for you when he arrives.
Roosevelt Lake, Horse Pasture/Bermuda Flat recreation area. Usually we set up toward the south end (turn right after the entrance). Here is the approximate location: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1gGfn1Phw_Sg8Ukb0GPVZltQYoog6wAua&usp=sharing
A Tonto pass is required to camp at the lake. A pass is $8 per day. They are not for sale at Horse Pasture but you can get them in Punkin Center or in Phoenix and Tucson areas. Locations to buy are here: https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5331614.pdf
Look for the catamaran masts! Also, Scott Winkler will be in a large Class C Sunseeker Motorhome. The “Sunseeker” label is plastered all over the RV so you should be able to spot it. Also, we will be setting up a common area with a gold-colored canopy hung with sailing flags and ocean-colored camo on a couple of the sides for shading. Should stick out pretty well! You can also call Scott at 480-250-5000. He will be arriving Thursday morning March 19th to get a spot.
Sailing! Destination sail, beer can race, Rick White drills, etc.
Onshore: Friday lunch brats, Saturday evening Potluck, campfire, games, telescope viewing
Shore Talk: If there is interest Scott Winkler will do a talk/presentation on his Clipper Round the World sailing adventure (He did three legs of the Clipper race from Liverpool England to Fremantle Australia). We may possibly have another interesting talk/presentation or two depending on people’s schedules.
Bring a sailboat if you have one, stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, and any other water toys. Bring a friend to introduce to the lake and sailing!
Attend the event and you and your crew get a free Fleet 42 ball-cap. They are cool!

For any questions contact Scott Winkler via email.

See you at the lake!

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Spring Fever Sail Event

By Scott Winkler – Commodore – Fleet 42

Dust off your boats! The first Roosevelt event is March 22-23 and coming up fast!

We plan to have fun both on and off the water! Sailing of course– perhaps including a casual “beer can” race around natural marks, or a distance sail, or setting up to try some of Rick White’s sailing drills, or a fox and hounds chase. We’ll match to the conditions.

On shore, besides the always wonderful lounge chair, cold drink, and sailing story (never over-rated! 😉 we’ll have some games (traditional games, but I’m still jonesing to setup a virtual or RC regatta, but probably not this time), a telescope for evening viewing, and I’m arranging for a presentation or two on interesting topics. Our members know some cool stuff!

Scott W will arrive Thursday late morning to claim a spot. Come any time thereafter. Expect most will arrive Friday or Saturday. Saturday night is a fleet potluck, bring a dish! For early-birds arriving Friday we’ll have brauts at 1pm. For super early-birds arriving Thursday we’ll have Teriyaki chicken for dinner. Not expecting too many folks for that but we’d love to see you!

Skipper and crew will get a Fleet 42 ballcap for attending (additionals for $15). If you couldn’t wait and bought one at the year-end party you can get the other color.

Will update with additional details when the date gets closer. Hope to see you there!

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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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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:


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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:


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)

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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