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Swiftsure Wrap Up

Ahoy fellow race fans, Well it won’t go down in the record books as the speediest Swiftsure ever. It certainly is not as action packed as AC race between Sweden and NZ earlier this morning but all in all it lived up to the title it carries, “Always a Challenge”. Probably a challenge to try […]

Tulip Time

AYC got off the first regatta of the year in fine style. Boats from Orcas, Oak Harbor, Olympia, and Lopez Island were in attendance. The lovely Pacific Drifter with Captain Sean aboard served as race HQ on the water and our chase boat Race Knight was kept busy setting and resetting marks mostly hauled by […]

Lawson Reef

Ahoy fellow sailors! Saturday featured the evr popular technique of trying to determine exactly how far away from the start line you needed to sail in order to not be swept over early. Imagine roughly two knots of variable current and about 3 knots of variable wind. Each skipper judged just how far he thought […]

Saving you from experience

Sometimes I think when someone says they have “experience” they are really mean… I’ve made a bunch of mistakes and if you listen to me then I might save you some trouble. I guess on occasion a person with “experience” has some innate talent they want to share but I bet the former is more […]

What the Huckleberry?

Last Saturday only those sailors needing the practice showed up for a rally for racers. These hearty souls enjoyed a line set by the Jah Mon in a building Southerly. The Wind Warriors had a real live roller derby queen on the helm. Wild Rumpus forgot her mainsail but was ably assisted by eventual race […]

Foulweather Fun!

Saturday, February 25th, the Anacortes Yacht Club sailed the Annual Girts Rekevics Foul Weather Race to Friday Harbor. 17 race boats braved the conditions that weren’t all that foul and a handful of cruisers either hopped a ferry or shadowed the fleet in their luxury cruising liners. Spinnakers blossomed at the start and the tricky […]

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 […]

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 […]

Rules of Racing Seminar

AYC is proud to host US sailing certified judge and accomplished Northwest sailor Eric Rimkus. Eric is engaging and entertaining as well as being a stickler for the rules. If you ever wanted to be able to better understand what is happening on the race course and what your responsibilities are this is your chance. Eric will […]

Boat Show Time!

My ever lovin father and I didn’t agree on much but one place we found common ground was the Seattle Boat Show. Each year we would make the annual pilgrimage and then head over to FX MCRory’s for the obligatory cup of chowder. Much of the hijinks and antics that took place inside of the […]