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We found this on Sailing Anarchy.  Click on the photo to enlarge.  This is a picture taken of a wave crashing against the north pier at St. Joseph, MI last Wednesday, March 8 near sunset.  For the fact junkies out there, the wind blew 40 knots, gusting 60 from the west with a fetch of only 51nm.  The brown in the wave is sand pulled up from a depth of 20 feet.  The lighthouse seen is 57 feet high with a rear range light at 53 feet. The 36 foot tall front range and light at the end of the pier can not be seen.   Lake Michigan ain’t a place for wimpy sailors!

2021 Race Awards Banquet

The Anchorage Yacht Club 2021 Race Awards Banquet will be Saturday November 6 at Dover Straits, see details below.  Skippers should have received an invitation in the mail. Mail the below form, or contact Janet Seaverns for reservations. Payment may be made with PayPal, from the "Make a Payment" item in the left column (select the bottom "any payment" button and specify number and amount), or mail to Janet Seaverns address below.  Let Janet know your guests. This will be a blast, sign up soon! Update: This Was a Blast, click here to see the slideshow that was playing during the banquet! Photos courtesy of American Dream, Nine Lives, Shaka, Misty, Sirocco, Fast Ten, Esperanza.

October Racing 2021

The Anchorage Yacht Club and Waukegan Yacht Club are running The October Trio of Races!  This includes a new regatta for the Waukegan area sailboat racers!  On Saturday October 2 and Saturday October 16 we will run a sprint race from Waukegan to the Zion crib mark and back.  This will be an All or One format (Solo, Double-Handed or Fully Crewed) and will be a reverse PHRF start.   On Saturday, October 9, the AYC & WYC will jointly host the Inaugural 2021 Octoberfest Regatta.  Here are the details:
  • When: Saturday, October 9, 2021
  • Description;  This will be a two-race regatta, featuring an Olympic racecourse.  An Olympic course has upwind / downwind and reaching legs.  Races will take place near the green can just northeast of the Waukegan south harbor entrance.  This will give racers the opportunity to have different points of sail with reaching legs combined with the more traditional windward / leeward legs.  The combined scores of both races will determine the Octoberfest Regatta podium.  
  • Where:  The skippers meeting will be held at the Waukegan Yacht Club at 9:00am.  You will register your boat during the skippers meeting.  The sailing instructions will be published and distributed at the skippers meeting.  
  • Entree Fee:  $15.00
  • Post Race Party: All are welcome!  Immediately following the conclusion of racing there will be a terrific Octoberfest themed party at the Waukegan Yacht Club.  Bring your boat over to the wall at Waukegan Yacht Club and walk right in!  Or park your boat in your slip and walk over.  You can pre-order your discounted food and drink tickets by using this link: https://waukeganyachtclub.com/product/oktoberfest-tickets
  • We will have the Octoberfest Regatta awards presentation during the Octoberfest party right after racing concludes!  
So don't put your boat away just yet!  This regatta promises to be tons of fun with a unique Olympic race course!  This will also be a "race for fun" format that focuses on competing while having a good time.  Call your crew and tell them to get ready for Saturday, October 9!  And the All or One Races on October 2 and October 16 (Skippers meeting on the Waukegan Harbor patio at 0900.  $15 entree fee for each race, except free for those that have already entered and paid for the AYC "All or One" series.  Sign-up and pay at the Skippers Meeting.)  October 2021 All or One Notice of Race.
Looking forward to having a great turn-out and seeing you all there!