With the Arizona Yacht Club's regular season cancelled, the Wednesday Night Thing is back...a little earlier in the year (which makes it a little more heat tolerant!) AYC's Wednesday Night Thing on Tempe Town Lake We had some of our favorite Laser sailors out there, a Sunfish, and a C14.2. Good wind made for a... Continue Reading →
Where’d we go?
Hi everyone! It's been a while since we've posted anything. We've been hard at work supporting sailing! We've supported the 2020 Birthday Regatta, the 2019 Buccaneer 18 North American Championship Regatta, we took a crew to the 2019 Mission Bay One Design Regatta as well as the 2020 California Laser Master's Championship! We brought in... Continue Reading →
Long Beach Race Week 2019!
Team Cactus League is headed to Long Beach Race Week again! Here is our line up: Helm: Joel Hurley Main Trim: Dave Rawstrom Headsail Trim: Josh McClain Headsail Trim: Dave Newland Grinder: Toby Ambrose Grinder: Matt Baker Pit: Grant Younger Mast: Heather McClain Bow: Rob Gibbs Coach/Tactician: Matt Rustigan Look for our iconic blue... Continue Reading →
Desert Wind at the AYC Birthday Regatta
What a great event! Desert Wind Sailing fielded 5 teams and chartered a fleet of Etchells 22s making it the first Etchells fleet race anyone is aware of at Lake Pleasant. The wind cooperated most of the weekend and Dave Perry didn't make too much fun of us at the video coaching session on Saturday... Continue Reading →
George Washington declared the first Thanksgiving Day Celebration in Nov of 1789, but it was Abraham Lincoln who created a standing national holiday in 1863 amidst a Civil War "...to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the... Continue Reading →
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Arizona Yacht Club Birthday Regatta – our next event!
Desert Wind Sailing is fielding 3 or 4 Etchells for the AYC Birthday Regatta!
Upwind Speed Modes
Great article in Sailing World about begin able so sail upwind in all speed modes. What is a speed mode? Read on to find out!