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How to Live From Sailing – Live Presentation Sat. 24th 9am

October 19, 2020

Austin Yacht Club is excited to be hosting a free virtual event for our members “How to Live From Sailing” featuring YouTuber “The Sailing Frenchman” (Hugo Picard).  Hugo, who has over 100,000 subscribers, will be presenting live from France to our AYC members on Saturday, October 24th at 9am.  The flyer is attached and

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FFR Centerboard Results

Sunday, October 11th – Centerboard fleets – Sunfish, Lasers, FJ’s, Opti’s and other centerboards. >>> Centerboard Results:  Sunfish  Laser LaserRadial  FJ’s   Opti’s  OtherCB <<<

Fall Fling Day 1 – One Design Racing Photos and Results

October 11, 2020

Click to View the Photos Many thanks to Marilyn Jackson for all the great photos! Click to View One Design Race Results

September Telltale is Online

September 24, 2020

Click to Read the September 2020 Telltale Newsletter.

Special Service Award and Blue Duck Nominations

August 24, 2020

This year AYC would like to recognize the AYC Members who have given their time, talents, and went over and above in helping the club and the membership despite 2020’s unusual circumstances disrupting our regular sail racing season. Also, Nominate someone for the Blue Duck if you witnessed a good

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August Telltale is Online for Viewing

August 19, 2020

Click to View the August 2020 Telltale.


June 26, 2020

After considerable input from members at the Board Meeting last night, and reviewing the Membership Handbook, the AYC board has rescinded the prohibition on guests at AYC.  Guests are allowed as outlined by the Membership Handbook HOUSE RULES – General – Guests We ask that all guests wear facial coverings while on AYC property

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ICE Machine Procedures

June 19, 2020

As we diligently navigate towards a safe re-opening of club amenities, new cleaning protocols are required for the “new normal”. The Ice Machine is scheduled for re-opening this evening; however, before reopening, a thorough disinfection going beyond dust and dirt removal is being completed, Rest assured that we are doing

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Fleet Activities Message from the AYC Board

June 12, 2020

The Austin Yacht Club appreciates its members and we realize that everyone is anxious to resume sailing this season.  Due to existing COVID-19 restrictions, we all have to be responsible about resuming events.   As part of AYC’s limited reopening, and in the interest of having AYC members and their families re-engaging

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May 30, 2020

We’ve always prioritized the safety of our members, and in these uncertain times, this is no different. That’s why we are implementing and enforcing best practices for social distancing and self-isolation in the midst of COVID-19.  As we begin the process of re-opening areas of our club, we will take steps slowly

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Opening Day Photos

March 2, 2020

Many Thanks to Marilyn Jackson for a beautiful set of photos of the 2020 Opening Day. Click to view the Photos

AYC Banquet Photos

December 10, 2019

This years AYC Banquet Photos are for our AYC members. You will have to “Log In” to the AYC website first before trying access the webpage with the links to the photos. View the AYC Banquet Photo Page

Wild Turkey Regatta Photos

November 24, 2019

Many Thanks to Marilyn Jackson for the great job photographing all the Wild Turkey action. Lot’s of excellent photos. View the Wild Turkey Photos

2019 Centerboard Regatta Photos

October 28, 2019

Many Thanks to Marilyn Jackson for the beautiful photos from this years Centerboard Regatta. View the Photos

Independence Cup Photos

July 13, 2019

click to view photos by Marilyn Jackson

Turnback Canyon Regatta Photos and Results

May 13, 2019

View Day 1 Photos View Day 2 Photos Many Thanks to Marilyn Jackson for those wonderful set of Turnback Photos. More Photos from Anne Morley. Thanks Anne! Excellent Pictures. Check Out the “Results” on our Racing Results Page.

Historic AYC Photos – recognize boats? people?

April 2, 2019

Have photos to share? Want the high resolution version? Here is just a few of the old AYC Photo’s; Recognize anybody? Click on the photo and add a comment. Photos will rotate. So, come back often.

Commodore’s Newsletter

February 23, 2019

Read the Commodore’s Newsletter

Foggy Frostbite #3 Photos

February 6, 2019

Many thanks to Cheryl Pervier for the great set of photos of Frostbite #3 on 2/2/2019. View the Frostbite Photos

New Years Eve & Red Eye Photos

January 2, 2019

Enjoy the all the New Years related photos taken by Marilyn Jackson ( Big Thanks to Marilyn ). View New Years Eve Photos View the Red Eye Regatta Photos by Marilyn View the Red Eye Photos by Cheryl

Watch the Resolute Cup Video and AYC’s outstanding result

December 20, 2018

The New York Yacht Club just released their documentary about this years Resolute Cup regatta held in Newport. After watching you will be even more impressed with the 2nd place finish against outstanding teams from the best sailing yacht clubs in the US by the Austin Yacht Club team of

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Commodore’s December Report

December 3, 2018

2018 was a remarkable year at the Austin Yacht Club. We had a lot of competitive series races and our regattas were all successful, with the exception of canceling the Centerboard Regatta We hosted the Sunfish Women’s North American Championship; with our own Lucy Brock winning in dominant fashion. Our

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Wild Turkey Regatta Photos

December 2, 2018

Many thanks to a great set of regatta photos by Marilyn Jackson Excellent Action Photos from Bruce McDonald; Relive the action through photographs. Enjoy!

Wild Turkey Regatta Results

December 1, 2018

Click to view the 2018 Wild Turkey Regatta Results

November 2018 Commodore’s Report – Post Flood Update

October 30, 2018

Hello Members, First of all, I want to thank the staff and membership for the remarkable response to the impending flooding of Lake Travis. Your help prevented a disaster and minimized the damage that occurred. 

We now have to be patient while the club is restored to its pre-flood condition.

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OCTOBER 2018 Commodore’s Report

October 10, 2018

Upon Arriving at the club for Indian Summer Race 3, something seemed out of place or different . As I walked down to the docks, I realized what was different, 70 degrees and Northwest wind! We are entering the best part of the sailing season and I hope we all

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September 2018 Commodore’s Report

August 29, 2018

SEPTEMBER 2018 COMMODORE’S REPORT The Austin Yacht club welcomes September with open arms. We made it through another sizzling summer and are looking forward to the fall season. The heat definitely effected the activity at the Club. The Keel Fleet cancelled both the Independence Cup and the Singlehanded Regatta due

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August Commodore Report

August 4, 2018

Everyone seems to have survived the intense heat of July , only to have August come along with more of the same. Thankfully the board did not schedule any series racing in August. The Keel Fleet will have it’s annual Single Handed Regatta on August 18th, as well as a

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Independence Cup Drifter Photo’s

July 9, 2018

Care to see sailboats and people drifting around a glassy lake? Check out the great photo’s Marilyn Jackson took of all the action. Click the link below. Independence Cup Drifting Photo’s.

Commodore’s July Report

July 2, 2018

2018 started out as one of the busiest years at AYC and the second half seems like more of the same. On Memorial Day weekend , instead of Turnback, we had the Luau. Social Chair, Margo Bower, and a great group of volunteers, hosted a fabulous party. The food and

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Luau Photo’s

May 27, 2018

Click the link below to view the photo’s from Saturday evening’s Luau. Great fun! “Mahalo” Marilyn for a thorough and outstanding job taking pictures. “Mahalo” to all who worked so hard to put this event together. Luau Photo’s More Luau Photos from Chrisann Tortora

2018 Turnback Photo’s

May 7, 2018

Let’s give a big “Thank You” to Marilyn Jackson for great job taking photo’s of this year’s Turnback Regatta. Click the link below to enjoy. 2018 Turnback Photo’s

2017 AYC Annual Banquet Photos

December 11, 2017

View this year’s Annual Banquet Photo’s. Many thanks to Cheryl Pervier for taking these beautiful photos.

Commodore’s August Article

August 2, 2017

WE are the Austin Yacht Club. Yes, AYC has nice facilities, but those facilities are not AYC. This Club is not an “it” but an “us”. The “WE” are you and I and the other members around us at the Club. WE are a volunteer run organization. The operation starts

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From our Commodore – March 2017

March 23, 2017

Opening Day was a great event again this year. The fact that many of you attended in spite of the gloomy weather, tells me that you agree. The large number of past Commodores who were present lets us know that they think it’s a special day too. You look at

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Governor’s Cup Regatta – Results

November 7, 2016

All the information, schedule, and online Registration are up and running for the 2016 Governor’s Cup Regatta. Click to View. Final Results

The Dog Days Series NOR has been posted

June 21, 2016

Click to View 2016 Dog Days Series NOR First Race is Saturday June 25th. Please Note: The start time for the 1st race is 5PM. The calendar and Telltale had previously shown 4PM.

J70 Circuit Stop Photos

May 3, 2016

Many thanks to Cheryl Pervier who took the J70 Circuit Stop photo’s. Enjoy.   J70 Circuit Stop Photos

US Adult Sailing Championship – 2016 Mallory Cup

April 28, 2016

Information on this years qualifying for the Mallory Cup. Adult Champs Notice.2016

Read about AYC’s Tony Slowik III in the Statesman

November 3, 2015

A great article in the Tuesday, Nov. 3rd Austin American Statesman about AYC’s junior sailor Tony Slowik III. Read it – Student to sail for Team USA in Spain. 

US Adult Sailing Championship

July 8, 2015

Information from John Morran regarding the upcoming US Adult Sailing Championship and how to apply. Adult Champs Notice

Mack’s Latest Videos

May 30, 2015

Check out the latest videos from Mack Warner. Turnback – 2015 Series Racing Series Racing

2015 Turnback Photos are Online

May 27, 2015

Click this link to see the photo’s from this year’s Turnback Canyon Regatta; Thanks to Steve Shepardson and Cheryl Pervier for the excellent photos.

Turnback Results

May 24, 2015

The Results have been posted for the 2015 Turnback Canyon Regatta. View the Results.

Mack Warner’s Frostbite Videos

February 10, 2015

Check out this cool Video by Mack Warner shot during a recent Frostbite Series race. View Jan. 31 Frostbite Video. View Frost Bite 4, Actual Wind Red Eye Regatta from a Ranger 23 Enjoy.