Monday, September 29, 2008

Arizona Yacht Club action at Lake Pleasant, Practice Race on September 20, 2008

Heading down to the boat ramp below Spinnaker Point at Lake Pleasant, Arizona.

Private, guarded, restricted-access marina at Lake Pleasant. Locked gates and guards keep the public away from this private marina (including its restaurant) within the taxpayer/publicly supported Maricopa Water District. It's a bit of an irony that the marina is harder to visit than most private yacht clubs, which almost invariably welcome visiting sailors from other clubs. A boom placed around part of the marina also constricts public access from the public boat ramp below Spinnaker Point. A public marina has been built across the lake, but has been prevented from opening. The existing private marina does not have designated permanent transient slips for overnight rental, so storage options for boaters visiting Lake Pleasant are limited.

Race committee boat on the move. Flying are the RC flag and postponement flag (AP pennant).

Starboard view, Arizona Yacht Club race committee signal boat

O'Day no. 1223

Merit 25 no. 1111 "Circuitous"

687 and C26 no. 82

Boats spread out looking for more wind


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