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December Commodore’s Report

December 10, 2015

Top Ten Reasons I Enjoyed 2015 at Austin Yacht Club It is hard to believe my year as Commodore of the Austin Yacht Club has come to an end, but before the year ends, I wanted to share the Top Ten Reasons I had such a great year as your Commodore. The lake

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November Commodore’s Report

November 11, 2015

It certainly seems that the weather gurus have accurately predicted the El Nino for 2015-2016. The other possibility just might be the Austin Yacht Club scheduling a major regatta. Beginning with Turnback, which brought us a full lake, the Roadrunner, which had weather delays, and the rescheduling of Governors Cup to miss an all

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August Commodore’s Report

August 20, 2015

Back in June I was contacted by Augusto Villalon, a former AYC member, about scheduling a meeting and presentation by David Wheelock, a water engineer with the LCRA, about their proposed Water Management Plan. On August 11 we had that meeting in the AYC and it was attended by 50 or so

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Follow AYC’s Linda McDavitt blog as she races around the world!

July 26, 2015

AYC’s own Linda McDavitt is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime! See below from Linda herself about the 2015-2016 Clipper Round the World Race, how you can help, and how you can follow her around the globe:   Dear Friends (yes that includes ex-students) and family, I

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August 15th Cruise Clinic Registration Now Open!

July 15, 2015

Registration for the Cruise Clinic is now OPEN! Register here!

July Commodore’s Report

July 11, 2015

The question of whether Lake Travis will ever fill back up has been answered in a resounding manner. The fact that Texas is a state that exists in a permanent state of drought, interrupted by periods of intense flooding, has been proven once more. The years of improving the area

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April Commodore’s Report

April 11, 2015

If you haven’t raced lately at AYC, you may not have noticed that, after 35 years, our main race committee boat has had a facelift. John Bartlett had recommended that we eliminate the hard top that a lot of us have left pieces of skin on through the years. With

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4th Annual AYC Fleet Challenge Wrap-Up

August 28, 2014

We did it!  With what seemed like participation from the majority of the AYC Membership, we easily surpassed our goal of raising $25,000 for the AYC Fund.  In fact, we blew past last years record with over $30,000 raised, with still more pledges coming in daily.  What a great day

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Congratulations, AYC Roadrunners!

July 19, 2014

Congratulations to all of our AYC Roadrunner sailors who sailed Texas Youth Race Week at HYC, TCYC, and LYC July 12-18. AYC was represented by 6 Opti RWB sailors, 4 Opti Green Fleet sailors, and 2 Laser sailors. Special congrats to Opti sailors Tony Slowik and Ethan Froelich who qualified for

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AYC in the News!

February 21, 2014

The Austin Yacht Club is featured in today’s Austin American-Statesman! Our Junior Sailing Day Camp is profiled in the Austin 360 Summer Camp Guide. Pick up your print copy today or check out the online version here! Registration is now open for the 2014 Junior Sailing Camp and PB&J Summer

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