Desert Fleet – Arizona

Yes, we sail in the Desert, and we sail all year round! Our fleet is a over five years old now and continues to grow. There are currently five active boats sailing in the Arizonza Yacht Club Lake Pleasant Racing Series.

The AYC Birthday Regatta is the opening event for the West Coast Circuit and attracts over 15 Viper entires. The Fall and Spring Series start in October and run through April. In the summer months we sail with our Viper Friends from the West Coast at Long Beach Race Week and the High Sierra Regatta near Fresno.

Come sail and have fun with us in the desert!


  • Team Locomotion Wins Arizona YC Birthday Regatta January 26, 2015 The 55th Arizona YC Birthday Regatta and Leukemia Cup was the first event of the Viper 640 West Coast Winter Circuit, held during Martin Luther King Day Jr. weekend at Lake Pleasant, 40 miles north of Phoenix.  The event is known for its beautiful desert scenery and its usual “festival” vibe, including the annual “mini-bar” hosted after the racing on Friday by Kelly and Billie Beaver who poured enough rum drinks to make sure everyone was relaxed and happy. The event saw 13 teams, with an even mix of local and out-of-state boats in attendance.  Over the three days of racing, the winds for the start of the first race were good, but quickly lightened to provide challenging conditions for everyone involved.  In fact, each day ended with everyone getting out their paddles to make it back to the bar in ... ...read more