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  • 17 Jul 2016 2:38 PM | Julia Martinroe (Administrator)

    Full Sail Saturday


    Saturday, July 30th 
    6:30 p.m.
    hosted by the AYC Motorboat Fleet

    Think, “Yes, I am a pirate, 200 years too late” Well, it is not too late to put on your best Pirate or Parrothead garb (we know you have a really ugly Hawaiian Shirt in the closet) and come to the Motor Boat Fleet Shrimp Boil.

    Prizes given for the ugliest shirt and the ugliest hat or headdress!! Group Lip Syncing Contest!! Best last Tango in Paris dancer!!

    Yes, we will be boiling shrimp, dancing, mouthing the words to Jimmy Buffett songs and maybe have a little Rum. We officially give you a “License to Chill.”

    Some of you are “Pirates looking at forty,” some of you are a “Son of a Son of a Sailor” (not to mention names) and some of you just need “Changes in Latitude and Changes in Attitude,” remember you heard it on the AYC “Coconut Telegraph.”

    Make your reservation and come play!

    RSVP by Tuesday, July 26th

    Adult dinner: $20 
    Child dinner: $10

    Click here to register

  • 14 Jun 2016 7:08 PM | Clinton Hodges (Administrator)

    Junior Championships

    The Jr. Champs were sailed by 7 AYC Jr.'s.  In spite of the forecast earlier in the week, the breeze was a fairly steady NW 7-8 mph in the morning.  Three races were sailed before lunch with Finn Haisty leading with a 1, 1, 3.  

    For lunch we enjoyed a great bbq lunch courtesy of Tom Plants. 

    After lunch, conditions dropped and we had to postpone andwait for 20 minutes for things to settle back down.  Race 4 was in 2-5 mph sloppy conditions.  Race 5 was back to a steady 7-9 mph out of the NW.  Both races in the afternoon were won by William Kibbler, who won the event.  Finn Haisty was 2nd, Anna Mitchell was 3rd beating out Ross Copenhaver by 1point.

    William Kibler  2,2,3,1,1 =  9

    Finn Haisty  1,1,3,5,5 = 13

    Anna Mitchell  4,3,1,5,4 = 17

    Ross Copenhaver  6,4,4,2,2 = 18

    Lucy Spearman  3,5,7,3,3 = 21

    Daniel Davis   5,7,5,6,7 = 30

    Richard Woods  7,6,6,7,6 = 32

    Thanks to race committee: Brett Haisty, Greg Kibler, Troy Davis, Lauren Mitchell & Chip Kaczynski & support boat Clint Hodges & Sam Jorgensen (Hodges and Jorgensen also loaned boats and helped rig).

  • 13 Jun 2016 7:09 PM | Clinton Hodges (Administrator)

    Summer Solstice Mess-About Friday, June 17th

    The name comes from The Wind in the Willows: "There's nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.”

    4:00 – 10:00 Weekend of the Summer Solstice, Friday, June 17th.

    Come Mess About with us.  Bring your kayak, your sail boat, your row boat (and your PDF) for a floating meet and greet. Finger food and signature Summer Solstice Sunshine cocktail (with a lite version for those who prefer a non-alcoholic beverage) both on the water and at the Pavilion for those that want to join in but not go on the water. Admission is finger food to share.

    This is a test of interest and should be lots of fun. We have to be off the water by Sunset unless you have running lights. Ellen and Kimberly will be kayaking and you never know, we may see the a Melonseed or two. Ellen also has a Sunfish if anyone wants to borrow it and extra Kayaks if you just want to play in a different boat. Come play and “Mess About”

    We will have a powerboat on the water, available for food drink and any other requirements.

    Contact Ellen McNeel or Kimberly Johnson if interested, reservations are not required but intent of participation would help in the planning.

  • 21 Jun 2015 7:05 PM | Tracy Allardice (Administrator)
    4th of JULY is going to be filled with FUN - click here to learn more about it and make sure to have your reservations in by Monday, June 29
  • 23 Feb 2015 8:14 PM | Jennifer Garrett (Administrator)

    Save the Date - Sunday, March 8 at 12:00 for the Winter Seminar Program Skills Application session and then Hands on Race Committee training at 1:30.

  • 23 Feb 2015 8:13 PM | Jennifer Garrett (Administrator)

    AYC will be offering another Basic life Support Course (AHA approved) March 22nd at 1:30 PM in the clubhouse.  The class will last 2 hours depending on the group. Because of AHA rules regarding nurse participant ratio, we can only hold 12 spots and we must ask you register by sending in your money in advance (non-refundable) to enroll.  Checks in the amount of $40.00 should be made out to “Barbara Anderson” and should be mailed to Courtney Bradley.  Please call Courtney first to ensure your spot. Registration will be on a first call first enrolled basis.   You will receive a certified CPR card good for 2 years upon completion of the course. Be ready to help save a life!

  • 12 Feb 2015 8:20 PM | Jennifer Garrett (Administrator)

    Please mark your calendars for the 2015 AYC Ladies Luncheon

    Saturday, March 21 at 11:30 AM 

    - All women of the AYC Family are invited.  

    - Come enjoy our beautiful and comfortable Clubhouse

    - $18 per person payable at the door

    - Registration opens February 20 and closes March 15. Register online or via the Reservation Hotline at 770-638-0300.

    -The enjoyment for the day will be the display of the creative and artistic talents of our AYC Family

    The ladies luncheon will reveal part 2 of the art show on Labor Day inspired by Randy Smith.  Everyone has a hidden talent of some sort!  We immediately think of the arts - painting, drawing, photography, writing, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, computer work.  And there is also quilting, sewing,  embroidery, knitting, crocheting, cooking, baking, gardening, floral arranging, and so may other talents.  Help us to reveal the creative side of our AYC family to inspire all of us!

    To participate in the art and craft display, please contact Marianne Hackbarth to make sure we have enough space and identification for your work.
  • 10 Feb 2015 9:09 PM | Steve Guebert (Administrator)

    Calling all Jr’s…

    It’s time to register for the 2015 Junior Week!

    Yes, it’s centered on sailing and we expect to be on the water or in the classroom 6 hours a day, but it is also about comradery, leadership, fellowship and teambuilding.  Don’t miss out on the memories.

    Registration is open on the AYC web-site at

  • 10 Feb 2015 9:05 PM | Steve Guebert (Administrator)

    Opti sailor Evie Blauvelt qualified for Team Trials 2015 last weekend at the The USODA Valentine's Regatta in St. Pete.  Sailors who finished in the top 25% of all registered participants are invited to Team Trials 2015 at the Coral Reef Yacht Club in Miami in May. The team trials selection qualifies sailors for both Optimist international championships and also for the US National Team.  Good luck Evie!

  • 30 Dec 2014 8:48 AM | Steve Guebert (Administrator)

    Saturday nights this winter:

    Sailing seminar series 5:00
    Supper for everyone 6:30
    Fleet meetings to follow

    Our yacht club is excited to offer sailing discussions on the most important topics of sailing and racing on Saturdays starting January 17 from 5 - 6 in the clubhouse. These are for everyone! Each session is stand-alone, so there is no penalty for missing some. We expect to have some people leaving early and others arriving late -no problem. Just come for as long as you can.

    Each session will start out very basic for kids and beginning sailors and continue getting more and more advanced. The scope of each seminar will be limited only by the knowledge of the leaders and the participants. We are especially interested in getting all our serious sailors to contribute to these discussions, so come and share your experiences with us and then join us for supper! 

    The first seminar on January17 will have supper hosted by the Motorboat Fleet in a meat-to-grill, dish-to-share format so that we will not have to have an exact head count.  We would like to serve more interesting food for some weeks, so watch for notices of when a reservation will be necessary.

    January 17 – Reaching

    January 24 – Running

    January 31 – Beating

    February 7 – Light Air

    February 14 – High Wind (seems appropriate for Valentines!)

    February 21 – Starts / Finishes

    February 28 – Crewing

    March 7 - how to get the boat down the ramp, to the dock, and back to the trailer… and how to get on and off the boat… and how to sail away from and return to the dock.

    March 8 at 10 am we will actually put these skills on the ramp and water!

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