Welcome to the Astoria Yacht Club!
Interested In Racing?!?!
Ever wondered what it would be like to crew on a sailboat or do you own a boat and want to join in the fun of racing? Join us Tuesday, April 23rd at the Astoria Yacht Club to meet with boat captains and plan for the upcoming season. Many boats are looking for additional crew and we are always looking to advance the sport and share the fun of sailing!
Join us at our new Club Headquarters at the West Basin Marina, Tues.April 23rd at 6:30PM to learn about the clubs sailing/racing activities.
(See clubhouse page for location information)
March Newsletter Available
The March edition of AYC's newsletter is out and available here on the website. You can find a link to all of our recent newsletter in the column to the right. Click Here - to read the latest issue.
Regatta a Great Success!
Astoria Regatta results and a great article written by Race Captain Norm Shatto have been posted on the Racing Page. Check it out!!
Rattler and Zephyr battle it out on the downwind leg.
Toby Dyal was the PHRF fleet winner, and he did it singlehanding!
An Important Message from our Commodore
With lots of input from the membership and hard work by the board and the committees, we have met a milestone in our journey to a new clubhouse: AYC has signed a lease for the space. Now the fun begins! We have a builders committee that is drawing up plans for the reconstruction of the space, and a rules committee who will be proposing policies on the support and use of the room. This space will take many hours of work to create, and you will all be invited to pitch in! As we have said in earlier letters, we will be asking each club member to contribute time, talent, and/or treasure toward the effort. Be on the lookout for work opportunity announcements.
The race season is in full swing, and the Spring series of Tuesday night races has just wrapped up. It was a good tuneup for the Olson fleet, and there should be some close racing this summer.
Summers the right time for cruises to the great gunk holes up the river. Please send us your stories of your adventures to share in our newsletter.
An impromtu memorial sail was organized during the reception following Stuart's service. Stuart's brother Iain was here from Scottland and expressed an interest in taking Stuart's boat "Off like a Prom Dress" out for a bit of a cruise. It couldn't have been a more fitting night. It was Tuesday, time for our regular sail, exactly one week since Stuart's passing. Weather condtions were Stuart's favorite, strong consistent breeze, smooth seas and the sun in the sky. On short notice a strong showing of the fleet gathered at the docks and, together with Prom Dress with Iain at the helm and family on board, set out for Bouy 35A where a wreath was tossed into the water by his crew. All boats then set their sails and made a lap to Bouy 27 and back, enjoying incredible sailing conditions. Afterwards the crews gathered at The Portway Tavern to toast Stuart and a share memories.
Prom Dress with Iain at the HelmTossing of the Wreath Time to sail, "Hoist the Main!!"
With Great Sorrow...
This morning our race captain, past commodore, board member, and good friend Stuart Sinclair passed away after collapsing at the helm of his boat, “Off Like A Prom Dress”.
Tuesday evening, during pre-race maneuvers, Stuart collapsed at the helm and became unconscious. The crew did a great job getting Stuart squared away and rush back to port. They hailed the Coast Guard, and emergency crews met them at the dock. Stuart was rushed to the Emergency Room, then he was flown by Life Flight to a Portland hospital. After battling through the night, Stuart passed away this morning.
Please keep his wife Tara, their family, and the crew of “Prom Dress” in your thoughts and prayers as we struggle to face this tragic news.