“This May, barring some unforeseen fierce write-in campaign, I will be the Rear Commodore of the Arizona Yacht Club. Chris Smith (J/80) fills that position now and he will become the new Commodore. At last count, I know of 1 J/22, 3 J/24’s, 1 J/27, 2 J/80’s and a J/105 on Lake Pleasant. We’re having a great time together with our little J sailing community!
This season we have had an interesting mix of speakers, most of whom you probably know – Stephanie Roble, Sharon Green, John Sangmeister (1987 America’s Cup; Tritium Racing), Jeanne Socrates (solo circumnavigator), Tom Ehman (Golden Gate Yacht Club), Peter Nichols (Author, A Voyage for Madmen; Sea Change; Evolution’s Captain, among others), Rod Favela (Vela Sailing Supply) and Keith Magnussen (Ullman Sails Newport Beach). Tom Leweck, the founder of Sailing Scuttlebutt, is going to speak at our meeting next month. Previous speakers have included Annie Gardner, Anna Tunnicliffe, Andrew Campbell, and Peter Isler.
Here’s the info about meetings for any and all you J sailors. They are the second Tuesday of the month from June through November and then February through April and held in Tempe, which is a few minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. We are quite an adventurous bunch and you’all would truly enjoy the desert experience. We can even go sail on Lake Pleasant if your schedule allows. Please drop us a line anytime! Best, Victor.” Victor's contacts are: ph- +1.480.577.4007/ www.mermaidrescue.us/ firstname.lastname@example.org