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Fog, History and Moose Sightings on Lake SuperiorApril 25, 2016 - SailMagazine.com
We knew it was out there somewhere. We had seen pictures of it, it was on our chart and there was a yellow dot on our radar. We just needed to see it with our own eyes. But nothing appeared in the fog. The “it” was Rock of Ages lighthouse, the 130ft tower that marks the western entrance to Isle Royale on Lake Superior. The tower sits in the middle of a minefield of shoals that over the years have claimed at least three lake freighters, some of which still have crewmembers inside. The seas were big, the wind was contrary and we were tired—we did not want to join them. For more of this article, click on the title above
WindRider International Moves Manufacturing to Flint, Michigan
March 3, 2016 - Windrider
WindRider International relocated its Minnesota manufacturing to newly acquired Nickels Boat Works in Flint, Michigan effective March 1, 2016, but will keep its corporate office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Nickels Boat Works is the new manufacturing division of WindRider, an e-commerce business for the sailing community that sells sailboats, parts and accessories. The company will grow with additional products and services, adding new jobs in Flint.
Nickels Boat Works has 33 years of quality boat manufacturing producing well known classic sailboats including Lightning, Mutineeer, Buccaneer, JY15 and Rebel. Nickels will also manufacture WindRider trimaran models WR17, WR16 and WRTango. WindRider will continue to act as the U.S. distributor for five models of Astus sailing trimarans. With 13 models of sailboats, including monohull and multihulls, Nickels Boat Works has the broadest range of small sailboats in the industry. Fulfillment of parts and accessories for all sailboat models will also take place at the manufacturing facility at 1871 Tower Street, Flint, MI.
Seasonal boat slips available at Lexington State Harbor
February 2, 2016 - MDNR
Boaters are encouraged to prepare for the upcoming boating season by reserving slips today. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reports Lexington State Harbor in Sanilac County is reintroducing 10 seasonal slips this season for boats measuring at least 45 feet in length. “We are going to offer six 45-foot slips and four 60-foot slips for the 2016 season,” said Mark Sine, park supervisor for Lexington State Harbor. “Seasonal slips for boats smaller than 45 feet will be referred to the local commercial marina.” Once these 10 seasonal slips are filled, additional interested boaters will be added to Lexington State Harbor's waiting list. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Merger of WindRider International and Nickels Boat Works
December 31, 2015 - Windrider.com
WindRider International has merged with Nickels Boat Works to provide a more comprehensive product and service lineup to the sailing community. Nickels Boat Works, with a 60-plus year history of quality boat building, is the manufacturing division for WindRider and will now build eight models of sailboats, plus import five models of sailing trimarans from Astus in France. WindRider distributes sailboat parts and accessories and www.windrider.com is the exclusive supplier of Nickels Boat Works parts, including parts for Lightning, JY15, Buccaneer, Mutineer and Rebel.
Nickels Boat Works is a world-renowned builder of one-design sailboats and other fiberglass products. It is the prime supplier of the 19 foot Lightning, whose class has over 15,000 boats built since its introduction, and also builds the JY15, Buccaneer, Rebel and Mutineer. Innovations at Nickels Boat Works include approved class refinements in hull shape and refined deck layouts resulting in World, Pan American and North American victories. WindRider trimaran models include the WR17, WR16, WRTango; plus Astus trimaran models 16.5, 18.2, 20.2, 22 and 24.
About WindRider: WindRider encourages people to Go Sail™ by providing products and online information resources that simplify the sailing experience for sailors in all stages of life. From accessible, fun sailboats and accessories to their communities of sailors interacting on-line and on-water, WindRider has everything you need to Go Sail™. Visit www.windrider.com for more information.
Sailing World's Collegiate Conference Rankings, Fall 2015
December 18, 2015 - Sailing World
Sailing World’s College Rankings, presented by Gill and Sailors for the Sea, are determined by an open coaches poll. For more information on the poll, or on how your team’s coach can become a part of it, visit http://bit.ly/9jqgev. This is the sixth and final national ranking for the Fall 2015 season, based on results through December 16th. For the full article, please click on the title above.
Michigan sailing legends Meade and Jan Gougeon being inducted into national hall of fame
October 1, 2015 - Mlive.com
Over the years, the boathouse behind Gougeon Bros. Inc. has turned into a museum dedicated to Bay City's sailing legends. And this weekend, Meade Gougeon, one of the founding brothers of the boatbuilding and marine epoxy company, is bringing home another plaque to hang on the wall. Meade and the late Jan Gougeon, best known for their pioneering work in the use of epoxies for boat construction and repair, but also for their numerous North American and world sailing titles and record setting races, are being inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame on Sunday, Oct. 4, in Bay Head, New Jersey. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Bay County sailing pioneer Meade Gougeon created a culture of giving back
September 27, 2015 - Mlive.com
Meade Gougeon remembers the conversation he had with his wife Janet after deciding to embark on a boat building business in the late 1960s. "I told her, 'We're going to be poor for a little bit, maybe two, maybe three years,' " he said. "It ended up being five years, and even then, we had a lot of work to do." Capital was precious. Any revenue was invested back into the company, but Gougeon, who ultimately built a business that became the only worldwide distributor of marine epoxy, understood the importance of giving back to the community. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Detroit Cup: Gilmour wins in sudden death final
August 30, 2015 - Sailing Scuttlebutt
In a fourth and final day of challenging wind conditions on the Detroit River, the world number 8th-ranked team who led the 2015 Detroit Cup from the start also managed to see it through to the finsh and win in a sudden death, one-match Final. In light and shifty conditions, at the edge of time limit for concluding the event, Sam Gilmour and his Neptune Racing Team of Adam Negri and Christopher Smith defeated another team from Perth, Austrailia - Matt Jerwood and his Redline Racing team - to win the event in an all-Aussie Final. For more of this article, click on the title above.
2 men rescued from sinking sailboat in Lake Huron
August 26, 2015 - Mlive.com
Two men were rescued from a sinking sailboat in northern Lake Huron by the U.S. Coast Guard during rough weather. The rescue occurred about 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 26. One of the men was airlifted to the hospital in Alpena with chest pains. His name, age and and condition were not released. The Coast Guard said he had a history of heart problems. The 42-foot sailboat was reported sinking about 9 a.m., roughly 18 miles east of Alpena. A helicopter from Traverse City and response boats from Alpena and St. Ignace were dispatched. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Monroe grad leads Toledo sailing team to world stage
August 13, 2015 - Monroe News
Fast Finish for Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race: Il Mostro sets new course record for Monohulls
July 22, 2015 - BYM News
More than 5,000 people gathered on the grounds of Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel today to celebrate the fast finish of Bayview Yacht Club’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which started Saturday, July 18, from Port Huron. Out of 250 registered boats, 244 actually started, and seven boats did not finish, making the total count for boats completing the race 237. According to Chairman Peter Wenzler, who sailed aboard Bill Alcott’s (St. Claire Shores, Mich.) 65 footer Equation, a “white squall” hit the fleet shortly after the start, making a whole lot of wind out of what started as a light downwind breeze. While some spinnakers became streamers at the tops of masts, others were locked and loaded or temporarily switched out for easier-to-handle headsails before the wind calmed and then elevated again to a more sustainable and “for the most part wonderful” 22 knots over flat, waveless water. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Largest field in 15 years sets sail for Mackinac
July 17, 2015 - The Macomb Daily
Macomb County sailors will be among those at the helm of crafts as the 91st consecutive Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Sailboat Race sets sail Saturday morning. The first boats are scheduled to pull out at 11:30 a.m. Saturday on southern Lake Huron, just north of the Blue Water Bridge. The race, sponsored by Bell’s Beer, has 262 boats registered to take to the water, the largest field since 2000, according to the Bayview Yacht Club. One reason for the larger number of boats is a new rule lowering the minimum required boat length from 27 feet to 24 feet. For more of this article, click on the title above.
High lake levels vex docking for Mackinac sailboat race
July 16, 2015 - The Detroit News
Two years ago, large sailboats with deep keels in the annual Mackinac sailing races were moved from the state harbor to the old island coal docks because of low water conditions. How things have changed. As sailors get ready to shove off for this weekend's annual Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race from Port Huron to Mackinac Island, sailboat race committee officials issued a warning that some docking facilities may not be available on the island because of higher water levels. The floating dock, which was installed to help sailors safely exit their boats during low water levels, is now awash with water, making it slippery and treacherous to traverse. Wooden pallets have been stacked on the structure at the old island coal docks to let sailors access their boats. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Competitors wrap up Chicago to Mackinac sailboat race
July 14, 2015 - Detroit Free Press
Competitors are wrapping up the annual sailboat race from Chicago’s Navy Pier to Mackinac Island. By Monday night, nearly all of the about 300 starters finished the race. Results posted on the Chicago Yacht Club’s website say Windquest was the first across the finish line at 1:11 a.m. EDT Monday, followed seven minutes later by Il Mostro. Windquest is owned by Amway heirs Dick and Doug DeVos and took about 36 hours to reach the island. A few of the about 300 starters finished early today. The 333-mile race on Lake Michigan began with separate starts Friday and Saturday. For more of this article, click on the title above.
1st Boats Reach Finish Of Chicago To Mackinac Sailboat Race
July 13, 2015 - CBS Detroit
The first boats have finished the annual sailboat race from Chicago’s Navy Pier to northern Michigan’s Mackinac Island. Results posted on the Chicago Yacht Club’s website say Windquest, owned by Dick and Doug DeVos, was the first across the finish line early Monday followed a few minutes later by Il Mostro. The boats in the racing division took nearly 36 hours to reach the island. For more of the article, click on the title above.
Bayview Mackinac: As Good As It Gets
July 13, 2015 - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
When it comes to sailboat races, there is no other in the U.S. that is more personality-packed than the Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, which starts Saturday, July 18 (first class at 11:30). To begin with, 250 teams are entered; that’s a number many race organizers would die to show on their rosters, yet it’s one that doesn’t surprise host Bayview Yacht Club as the event grows in popularity. Additionally, the teams get to sail either a 259 nm Cove Island Course (for faster, bigger boats) or a 204 nm Shore Course (for all others) over fresh water from lower Lake Huron to a finish on Michigan’s magical horse-and-carriage island of Mackinac. - For more of this story, click on the title above.
MSU Sailing Center breaks ground on new structures
July 6, 2015 - MSUToday
After two decades, the Michigan State University Sailing Center is getting brand new facilities. MSU Trustee Brian Breslin helped secure new structures, which include classrooms, offices, storage, bathroom facilities and heat. “This will help greatly with our educational and recreational programs during colder months, as well as improvements we needed to accommodate everyone,” said Rick McNeil, MSU Recreational Sports and Fitness director. Everyone is familiar with the Sailing Center that was erected in 1973, but the original Sailing Center was built by the MSU Sailing Club in the 1940s. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Coast Guard rescues woman after sailboat runs aground in Chicago to Mackinac race
June 23, 2015 - Mlive.com
A 65-year-old Richland woman was rescued by the Coast Guard after her sailboat ran aground Tuesday morning in the Straits of Mackinac. The woman was participating in a solo sailing challenge from Chicago to Mackinac Island when her 35-foot vessel ran aground near Round Island in Mackinac County, Coast Guard officials said. She used a marine radio to call for help about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, and was eventually airlifted from the sailboat after two unsuccessful rescue attempts. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Lake Huron water rises 5 feet rapidly, making boat owners nervous
May 31, 2015 - Mlive.com
The strong north-northeast winds Saturday night caused the Saginaw Bay to rise rapidly. An estimated 5-foot water level rise made boat owners at the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club nervous. Upon waking Sunday morning, some members of the Saginaw Bay Yacht Club were shocked to see their docks underwater and lines to their boats stretched tight as possible. Overnight the strong northeast wind shoved Lake Huron and Saginaw Bay water up the Saginaw River and caused the water to rise significantly. The official water level gauge in Essexville, near Bay City, recorded a 30-inch rise in water in 30 hours. For more of this article, click on the title above.
You can race an America's Cup yacht on Lake Michigan
May 22, 2015 - Crains Chicago Business
This summer, you can race an America's Cup yacht on Lake Michigan out of 31st Street Harbor. Chicagoans Paul Schulz and Ryan Weber have acquired the Stars and Stripes, owned by celebrated sailor Dennis Conner during the 1995 Cup campaign, and the Abracadabra, which, with sponsorship from the Waikiki (Hawaii) Yacht Club, vanquished Conner's entry in the preliminaries leading up to the 2000 Cup in Auckland. The boats had been reposing for years in comfortable semi-retirement in San Diego, where they were available for charter by Cup wannabes. Schulz and Weber, with backing from a disparate investment group that includes Connie's Pizza and Chicago-based CH Distilleries (they won't say what they paid for the boats, but a good guess is around $1 million for both), recently moved them to the 31st Street Harbor in Chicago, where their newly formed company, Next Level, will be promoting them for charter. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association hosts annual Wine, Ale and Cheese Tasting event April 11
April 6, 2015 - Mlive.com
Come good weather, adults and children hit the river to learn how to sail from members of the Saginaw Bay Community Sailing Association. To keep those lessons affordable to all, this group of sailors hosts its sixth annual Wine, Ale & Cheese Tasting and Charity Auction at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at Studio 23/The Arts Center, 901 N. Water St. in downtown Bay City. Tickets, available from SBCSA members or online at www.sbcsa.org, are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. "The money is used to keep the cost of sailing lessons down," said Brian Donaldson, president of the group. "Our main goal is to get kids in the water and teach them how to sail." For more of this article, click on the title above.
Bayview Yacht Club 100-Year Milestone
March 26, 2015 - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
Ten years after it was founded in Detroit, Michigan, the Bayview Yacht Club held its first Bayview Mackinac Race with only 12 canvas-sailed wooden boats competing. The year was 1925, and much of the fleet never made it to the finish line off Mackinac Island. But not to worry, as the club persisted in nurturing this Great Lakes distance race into the extraordinary destination sailing experience it is today, with hundreds of boats and thousands of competitors from the Midwest and beyond converging on Lake Huron for the start and celebrating their finish, more than 200 miles later, in the grandest of style on Mackinac Island. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Arrival of Spring closes iceboating season
March 24, 2015 - Scuttlebutt Sailing News
In the sport of iceboating the always-present variables of ice conditions, temperature, launch sites and impending snow, all factor in to determine how your season progresses or digresses. We mortals have little control over most of the aforementioned situations. However, one mitigating factor we do have is four wheels and a tank of gas. That’s right, a truck or car is the great compensator for any trick Mother Nature throws in our direction. Welcome to the 2015 International Skeeter Association (ISA) Championship, where the caravan headed to Little Bay de Noc, Gladstone, Michigan in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan on March 20-22. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Boat launch and beach on Cass Lake to close for renovation
February 25, 2015 - Oakland Press
Boaters on a popular Oakland County Lake will have to plan more carefully this summer when they want to put their boats in the water and remove them. The Michigan Department of Natural Resources announced this week it will be closing the beach and boat launch at Dodge #4 State Park in Waterford Township for a mid-summer construction project. The park features the only public access point for Cass Lake, which is in dire need of repair, according to state officials. Various upgrades are planned as part of a $2.5 million project, which will force the closure of the boat launch from July 20 through Labor Day. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Marker to honor history of Mackinac race
February 24, 2015 - The Times Herald
The Michigan Historical Commission has approved a marker honoring the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race. "Three years have come to fruition," said Jeff Henderson, a Clarkston resident and past commodore of the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit. "I started this when I was acting commodore back in 2012 and it finally has come to light. "I think so highly of the race and the importance of the race, I felt it was important it get the respect it deserves." For more of this article, click on the title above.
Great Lakes ice growing faster than even last year's frigid winter
February 18, 2015 - Mlive.com
The recent arctic blasts have caused the ice cover on the Great Lakes to increase rapidly. As of Tuesday, Feb. 17, the amount of ice on the Great Lakes is more than the same date last year. The total ice cover on the Great Lakes is now rated at 82.3 percent as of Tuesday. On the same date last year, the Great Lakes had 81.6 percent total ice cover. The Great Lakes ice cover has grown over 5 percent in the past 24 hours. That's about 4,750 square miles of ice overnight. At that pace of ice growth, the Great Lakes would be almost totally iced over in the next four days. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Grand Traverse Bay Officially Frozen - Feb. 16, 2015
February 16, 2015 - The Watershed Center
Grand Traverse Bay is officially frozen today, according to The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay. The Bay is considered frozen when it freezes up to Power Island for at least 24 hours. Last year the Bay was declared frozen on February 3 and stayed frozen for 80 days. The last time ice was in that long was 1926. For more of this article, click on the title above.
GP Yacht Club, Detroit church on historic places list
February 12, 2015 - Detroit News
The Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and a Detroit church, Spiritual Israel and Its Army Temple, have been added to the National Register of Historic Places. The two buildings are among 10 Michigan sites added to the list, the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office announced Wednesday. Michigan has more than 1,600 sites on the national list which recognizes places that are worth preservation. "We're certainly delighted and honored to be designated," said Kevin Granger, commodore of the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club. "Our club has been around for a long time. We want to maintain it for everyone." For more of this article, click on the title above.
DNR announces improvements planned for Torch River boating access site
February 11, 2015 - MDNR
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources has announced upcoming improvements to the Torch River boating access site on Aarwood Trail in Clearwater Township (Kalkaska County). The DNR will add approximately 15 vehicle/trailer parking spaces, as well as other traffic-control measures to improve visitor access to the site and help with the site's high user demand. The two-phase project is planned for spring 2015. Phase-one work to clear trees for the additional parking is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Feb. 17. The site will remain open to the public during this first phase. Information on the second phase, including the start date, estimated time of closure and alternative area launch sites, will be announced in early spring. For more of this article, click on the title above.
J/88s Planning Assault on Chicago-Mac Race
February 9, 2015 - Jboatnews
Chicago, Illinois)- Rich Stearns, from Stearns Boating in Chicago, is inviting all J/88 sailors to join them for the 107th running of the Chicago to Mackinac Island race, starting on July 11th. Then, afterwards do a short cruise to the spectacular North Channel/ Georgian Bay (simply imagine cruising “Downeast” Maine, but in crystal clear Caribbean-blue fresh water!) and/or sail in the equally fabulous Harbor Springs Regatta on Little Traverse Bay from July 24th to 28th. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Bell's Beer 91st Consecutive Bayview Mackinac Race - Changes Promise an Enhanced Racing Experience
January 25, 2015 - Bay View Yacht Club
Significant changes have been made to the 91st 2015 Bell's Beer Bayview Mackinac Race in order to enhance the race experience, and by the looks of it, sailors are embracing them wholeheartedly. With registration having opened a month earlier than last year, more than 85 teams have entered. The event, which last year accommodated 226 boats, starts Saturday, July 18 on Lake Huron and is hosted by Bayview Yacht Club, which notably celebrates its 100th Anniversary this year. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Free boating safety course offered at Detroit Boat Show Feb. 21
January 14, 2015 - MDNR
The Detroit Boat Show is partnering with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, Conservation Officers and the Oakland County Marine Division to offer a free boating safety class at Cobo Center during the Detroit Boat Show. Those who finish the class will get one free ticket to the show. Boaters young and old are invited to learn the rules of the water and other helpful safety tips for boating during a free six-hour seminar held Saturday, February 21st. For more of this article, click on the title above.
SailMichigan Midwest College Sailing Fall 2014 Rankings
December 7, 2014 - SailMichigan.org
As is consistent with previous years, collegiate performance can be seen as stratifying into tiers. Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota consistently appear in the highest tier and generally represent the most competitive programs. Wisconsin, in particular, occasionally shows up in the Sailing World national rankings. In this particular season, Michigan Tech, Western Michigan, Michigan State and Northwestern are appearing in tier 2. Ohio State and University of Illinois - Chicago cluster together with the remaining programs filling out the list. Of note, Hope College is demonstrating good effort clustering well among much larger schools. For more of this article and the rankings, click on the title above.
Christmas Schooner play a family-friendly tale for holidays
November 27, 2014 - Lapeer Area View
Celebrate the holidays by taking a return voyage aboard the Christmas Schooner. Lapeer Community Theatre presents The Christmas Schooner, a family-friendly play with performances Dec. 5-7 and Dec. 12-13 at the PIX Theatre. The whole family will enjoy this heartwarming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family from Michigan who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. This is a critically acclaimed musical featuring a warm, powerful and moving story with an exquisite score of original music and traditional holiday favorites. This modern telling of an old tradition will fill you with the spirit of the Holiday and should be shared with the entire family. For more of this story, click on the title above.
Norton Shores officials to explore Mona Lake boat launch project, grant funding
November 3, 2014 - Mlive.com
The negatives may outweigh the positives, but some Norton Shores officials say exploring the feasibility of building a boat launch on Mona Lake is worth the effort. During the city council's October vacheron constantin replica ulysse nardin dual time replica replica chopard patek philippe nautilus replica replica patek philippe moonphase hublot big bang skeleton replica audemars piguet royal oak replica omega racing replica montblanc replica watches replica emporio armani watches roger dubuis excalibur replica blancpain le brassus replica work session on Tuesday, Oct. 28, officials agreed to have staff simultaneously research grant funding and move forward with a wetland study for a potential boat launch project in Ross Park. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Badgers edge Wolverines after protest in Big 10 Team Race
October 25, 2014 - Collegesailing.org
6 Schools and a total of 8 teams arrived at Base Line Lake in Dexter, MI for the Big Ten Team Race. Winds were from the west at 10-15 knots with puffs over 25. Racing started just after 10 and a full round robin was completed on Saturday. Towards the end of the day the breeze picked up making racing very exciting. For the full store, and scores, click on the title above.
MSU Spartans sail to first place in MCSA Sloop Championship
September 21, 2014 - Collegesailing.org
The day was warm and windy as a front approached. The gusts in excess of 25 kts caused several capsizes in the Flying Scots which slowed down the rotations. Only four races were completed before threatening weather caused the suspension of sailing. Michigan State Spartans 1 showed that they were the team to beat posting firsts in each of the day 's races. For more of this report, and full results, click on the title above.
Michigan searchers discover wreckage of deadly 1899 shipwreck
September 10, 2014 - Detroit Free Press
The Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society says it has discovered the wreckage of a schooner that sank in Lake Superior in 1899, killing nine people, including the captain’s wife and infant child. MLive.com reports that searchers found the gravesite of the Nelson last month in more than 200 feet of water off Deer Park. Historical Society Director Bruce Lynn says the 199-foot vessel was located during a side-sonar search of an area that researchers believe has several hundred shipwrecks. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Sailing: Moby Dick wins Force 5 Championships
August 23, 2014 - Port Huron Times Herald
Fred Meno and his Moby Dick crew have some celebrating to do. Moby Dick was the overall winner of the 29-boat Force 5 North American Championships, which concluded Saturday morning in Lake Huron. The regatta, hosted by the Port Huron Yacht Club, began Thursday and culminated with Saturday’s races. Moby Dick ran away with the race and finished with 40 points. The crew placed 3rd twice Saturday and 13th in the final race, with the competition already out of hand. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Force 5 North American Championship setting sail on Lake Huron
August 20, 2014 - Port Huron Times Herald
From today to Saturday, the 2014 Force Five North American Championship will be taking place on lower Lake Huron. Three days of racing are scheduled, with each race starting at 10:30 a.m. at Fort Gratiot Light Station County Park. More than 30 of the single-person boats are expected to race over the weekend. For competing sailors and their families, there will be a list of events at Port Huron Yacht Club. For more of this article, click on the title above.jordan pas cher , sac louis vuitton pas cher , sac louis vuitton soldes , louboutin soldes , nike air max one pas cher , louboutin soldes , louboutin pas cher
In Northern Living: A Welcome farewell
August 17, 2014 - Traverse City Record-Eagle
Twenty-two years of volunteer work and tens of thousands of dollars almost went down with the ship before a northern Michigan park stepped in with a stay of execution for the tall ship Welcome. On Tuesday, two cranes and a large truck will arrive at the Maritime Heritage Alliance docks in Elmwood Township to hoist the aging wooden ship onto dry ground. Emmet County officials plan to build a museum around the 55-foot-long, armed sloop at the 600-acre Headlands preserve.
Sailing: Target Practice wins the Cal 25 Nationals
August 3, 2014 - Port Huron Times Herald
Target Practice didn’t win any of the six races that made up the Cal 25 Nationals. But the boat out of Bayview Yacht Club finished second in five of them, and third in the other, which was more than good enough to win the whole thing on Sunday. “We are the most consistent boat,” Target Practice co-owner Erik Ryan said with a smile before rattling off the boat’s places on the weekend. “Two, two, two, two, three, two. We never won a race, but we won the regatta. For more of this article, click on the title above.
National Sailing Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees
July 29, 2014 - NSHOF.org
The National Sailing
Hall of Fame (NSHOF) today announced the eight people who will make up its 2014 class of inductees into the National Sailing Hall of Fame: Yachtsman, historian and senior statesman of the sport Henry H. “Harry” Anderson, Jr. (Mystic, Conn.); mathematician and navigator Nathaniel Bowditch (Salem, Mass.); boat builder and U.S. Olympic Sailing Team boatwright Carl Eichenlaub (San Diego, Calif.); brothers Olaf Harken and Peter Harken (both Pewaukee, Wisc.), respectively, boat builder and sailing hardware designer; naval architect and prolific writer L. Francis Herreshoff (Bristol, R.I./Marblehead, Mass.); 1960 5.5 Metre Olympic Gold Medalist and boat builder George O’Day (Brookline, Mass./Dover, Mass.); and Grand Prix yachtsman John B. “Jim” Kilroy (Marina del Rey, Calif.), the recipient of the NSHOF’s first Lifetime Achievement Award. The induction ceremony will be at the Bayview Yacht Club, Detroit, MI. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Replicas of Columbus' ships to dock in Wyandotte
July 23, 2014 - Detroit News
Replicas of the ships used by Christopher Columbus during his transatlantic voyage in 1492, the Pinta and Nina, will be harbored at Bishop Park in Wyandotte in mid-August. They will be docked at the park, 2802 Van Alstyne, from Aug. 13 until their departure on the morning of Aug. 19. The Nina was built by hand and without the use of power tools, according to the website of the Columbus Foundation, the group that operates the ships that visits various ports. The Pinta was recently built in Brazil. For more of this article click on the title above.
2014 Interlake Nationals @ PYC Final Report
July 19, 2014 - Interlakesailing.org
The race committee headed by Tom Ehman Jr. seeing a few mph of wind on the lake sent out the competitors around 12.30pm hoping the wind would fill before 1pm. Unfortunately the wind did not cooperate, but I must say the race committee did an excellent job all week. Additionally hats off to the host fleet @ Portage YC for hosting such a great event. The sailors had fun paddling back to the dock, and yes many of us raced back. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Cruising Fleet Sets Sail, Kicks off 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac
July 18, 2014 - Chicago Yacht Club
The cruising division set sail for the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Raceto Mackinac at 3 p.m. today. Race Chairman Matt Gallagher, who is racing in cruising division on Endeavour, said 41 cruising boats began the race under light winds, clear skies and flat water. "The Cruising Division is off with sunny skies and a light breeze," Gallagher said. "I wish my competitors well on their journeys and look forward to seeing them on the island." According to Chris Bedford, chief meteorologist at Sailing Weather Service, the fleet should continue to expect clear skies overnight and through the weekend. For more of this article, click on the title above.
More than 100 sailboats finish Port Huron-Mackinac Island race
July 14, 2014 - Detroit Free Press
More than 100 sailboats have ASHRAE 90.1 finished the 90th annual Port Huron to Mackinac Island race. The website of the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit shows more than 25 boats across the finish line as of this morning on the Cove Island course Detrand more than 80 boats finishing the Shore Course. Windquest was across API STD 1104 the finish in northern Lake Huron at 6:15 p.m. Sunday, and Il Mostro was in by 7:15 p.m. For more of this article, click on the title above.longchamp pas cher , air jordan pas cher , longchamp pliage pas cher , louboutin soldes , nike air max one pas cher , chaussure louboutin pas cher , borse louis vuitton
Police: Bay City man, 77, dies after 50-foot fall from docked sail boat mast
July 14, 2014 - Mlive.com
A 77-year-old Bay City man is dead after falling from the top of his sail boat. Bay County Sheriff's deputies, Bangor Township firefighters and McLaren Bay-Region paramedics responded to a 911 call at the Bay City Yacht Club, 3315 Shady Shores Drive, at 3:53 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Witnesses placed the call after Gaitis Skabardis fell about 50 feet from the mast of his boat to the vessel's deck and landed on his right side, said Bay County Sheriff's Lt. James Chlebowski. The boat was docked at the time. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Peninsula Township residents wary of boat launch
July 14, 2014 - Record-Eagle
There may be a new boating access site on East Grand Traverse Bay, but Peninsula Township and Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials have yet to figure out where. Township and DNR officials discussed building a boat launch at a site known as the Old Mooring Place on Mission Road to try and relieve congestion at neighboring Haserot Beach. "We thought it was helping the people at Haserot, especially neighbors that had so many people parking boat trailers in their driveways," Peninsula Township Treasurer David Weatherholt said. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Muskegon Yacht Club preps for Harbor Hospice MLive Muskegon Chronicle Regatta
July 10, 2014 - Mlive.com
The Harbor Hospice MLive Muskegon Chronicle Regatta will take place Saturday, July 12 at the Muskegon Yacht Club, where money raised at the sailboat race goes toward helping fund Harbor Hospice. "The proceeds from this event help to ensure that all Harbor Hospice patients facing a life-limiting illness have access to expert care as well as support for their families regardless of their ability to pay," said Harbor Hospice Director of Development Ammy Johnson. The sailboat event begins with the starting gun at 1 p.m. However, the starting point for sailors will not be determined until the day of the race because of the direction of the wind. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Neglected fishing nets lurking in Lake Michigan create headaches for boaters
June 18, 2014 - Mlive.com
The mid-morning lake water off Ludington was choppy last October as Petty Officer Kegan Thompson and three others in his Coast Guard rescue boat sped toward a disabled vessel on Lake Michigan. As the team passed the large hydroelectric plant and reservoir south of town, something unexpected in the water yanked the boat to an abrupt halt. After raising the boat’s twin outboard motors, the Coast Guard team found the propellers entangled in a floating polypropylene fishing net used for catching Great Lakes whitefish. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Boy Scouts returning to sail the Great Lakes in new boat
June 10, 2014 - Mlive.com
For the first time in six years, Boy Scouts of Genesee County and the Midwest will have the opportunity to learn to sail and how to live out on the waters of the Great Lakes on a week-long voyage on the Michigan Crossroads Council's new sailboat, the Retriever."We want every kid to get a chance to learn," said David Rowe, chairman of the Michigan Crossroads Council Sail Training Committee and avid sailor. "We give every kid a chance to learn how to do everything on the boat, from rigging sails to cooking aboard. To truly live aboard the boat." The Michigan Crossroads Council's central office, located in Flint, oversees resources for the Boy Scout field service councils of Michigan, which are the councils that oversee the districts. The Retriever, a $300,000 52-foot ketch, was constructed in 1980 as an aluminum racing boat, which when on to win the Chicago to Mackinac Race twice. It has been fully upgraded with new masts and sails and wiring and radio equipment in Saugatuck. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Man hospitalized after being thrown from capsizing sailboat in Lake Michigan
June 8, 2014 - Muskegon News
A man was hospitalized Sunday evening after his boat capsized a half mile off the coast of Lake Michigan near the Muskegon Water Filtration Plant, according to Muskegon Fire Department and United States Coast Guard officials. Officials from the United State Coast Guard Station in Muskegon received a report of a boat – a 23-foot Macgregor sailboat - washing up on shore at 6:15 p.m. on Sunday, June 8. Responders were on the scene within nine minutes when another report came that a man had been thrown from the boat and remained in the water. For more of this article, click on the title above.
New boat launch, seawall coming to Smith Park in Essexville thanks to $100,000 Michigan DNR grant
May 23, 2014 - Bay City Times
Big changes are on the way to a little park tucked inside Essexville's city limits along the Saginaw River. The City of Essexville has received a $100,000 waterways grant from the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Parks and Recreation Division to revamp Earl C. Smith Park, which is located near the end of Burns Street off Woodside Ave. Mayor Russell Tanner said plans for the money, matched by Essexville's Downtown Development Authority for a total of $200,000, include installing a new boat launch and seawall by the end of summer. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Sailing institute to offer classes at Kensington
May 12, 2014 - Observer & Eccentric
Have you ever wanted to sail? Have you ever wanted to learn to sail? The American Sailing Institute is gearing up for its spring classes. The first introductory water class will take place on Wednesday, May 21, at Kensington Metropark, followed by shore school the next two Wednesday evenings and two all day on-the-water sailing classes on Saturdays or Sundays, the beginning of June. The shore school classes will be held at the Wayne State University building in Farmington Hills. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Search for Griffin shipwreck yields trove of uncertainty
May 6, 2014 - Detroit Free Press
Excited shipwreck hunters and scientists assembled in a Lake Michigan fishing village last June, hoping to solve a mystery dating back more than three centuries: the fate of a ship sailed by the 17th century French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle, during a voyage of discovery extending from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico. Team members recovered a nearly 20-foot-long wooden slab with signs of human workmanship jammed into the lake bed, but were disappointed to find no buried wreckage. The timber has been examined by U.S. and French experts and underwent a CT scan and carbon dating to determine its age and whether it once was part of a vessel. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Dredging to begin at Aloha State Park boat launch
April 17, 2014 - MDNR
A much-needed dredging project will begin this spring at Aloha State Park near Cheboygan. The dredging will target the channel and mouth of the boat basin into Mullett Lake. The boat launch at the park will be closed during the dredging. Campers and boaters will be redirected to the Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Jewell Road boating access site, which is less than 10 miles away. DNR officials expect the project will be completed no later than June 20, and a follow-up press release will be issued at that time. For more of this article, click on the title above.
BaySail prepares for summer sailing, fundraising; Appledore IV public sails begin June 8
April 9, 2014 - Mlive.com
As the ice melts away from the schooner Appledore IV docked in Downtown Bay City’s Wenonah Park, BaySail prepares for a busy summer on the Saginaw Bay. BaySail Executive Director Shirley Roberts said the two-masted schooner is scheduled to sail out of Bay City more frequently this year on environmental education trips around the Great Lakes. “Our mission is and always has been to create lifelong stewards of the Saginaw Bay and Saginaw Bay Watershed and the Great Lakes,” she said. Roberts said the Appledore IV this season is expected to travel to Detroit twice, visit Cleveland once for an environmental education program and make two Windward Bound sail training voyages to Tawas Bay. Public sails on the Appledore IV begin June 8, with a full schedule available on baysailbaycity.org. For more of this article click on the title above.
Sailing on ice: Conditions finally improving for ice boaters in Muskegon
March 15, 2014 - Mlive.com
ASHRAE 62.1 The only segment of the winter sports enthusiasts who have likely been disappointed this season in the Muskegon area are finally getting their time in the cold. Members of the West Michigan Ice Yacht Club have recently been able to get out on frozen Muskegon Lake as conditions are gradually improving. Ice boats can reach speeds of upwards of 80 mph in prime conditions. "I would rate it a five (out of 10)," said member Don Fischer, 71, of Muskegon who took his 18-foot wooden asme download boat out on Muskegon Lake late Thursday afternoon, March 13 for the first time since briefly going out in December. For more of this article, click on the title above.nike free run , christian louboutin pas cher , sac longchamp pas cher , sac louis vuitton soldes , sac louis vuitton pas cher , air jordan pas cher , air max femme pas cher
Muskegon to welcome boaters into downtown through Hartshorn shoppers' docks
March 4, 2014 - Muskegon News
A coalition of Muskegon waterfront property owners, downtown business interests and the city of Muskegon will attempt to link the shoreline and the downtown this boating season. The age-old issue of how to link activity on Muskegon Lake to the downtown will get a trial run with a series of shoppers’ docks at the city of Muskegon’s Hartshorn Marina, 920 W. Western Ave. Boaters on Muskegon Lake will have the ability to come into Hartshorn Marina and tie up for a few hours to walk the Lakeshore Trail or enjoy the businesses and activities in downtown Muskegon. The city will dedicate a half dozen docks to remain open for temporary tie-up and charge a small fee for the service, City Manager Frank Peterson said. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Midland Senator applauds planned upgrade of East Tawas State Harbor
February 11, 2014 - Mlive.com
The East Tawas State Harbor could soon get a $3 million upgrade. The harbor's rehabilitation is included as part of Gov. Rick Snyder’s fiscal year 2015 budget recommendation. Sen. John Moolenaar, R-Midland, said he applauds the proposed funding. “This is great news for the region. Maintaining and improving our infrastructure, from our roads to our harbors, is critical to protecting our economy, the safety of boaters and tourists and promoting our outdoor heritage,” Moolenaar said in a prepared statement. For more of this article, click on the title above.tn requin pas cher , air jordan pas cher , sac longchamp pas cher , nike air jordan pas cher , jordan 5 retro pas cher , sac à main longchamp pas cher , louboutin soldes
Tall Ships will return in 2016 as Bay City wins 'Port of the Year' award
February 6, 2014 - Mlive.com
Bay City can once again stake its claim atop the tall ship world. For the third time since 2001, Bay City has been named Port of the Year by Tall Ships America, the Newport, R.I.-based organization that organizes the annual Tall Ships Challenge, a race of tall ships across major bodies of water that includes stops at several port cities. In 2013, the race once again brought a fleet of majestic and historic vessels to the Great Lakes and Bay City served as an official host port from July 11-14. The city's fifth-ever Tall Ship Celebration attracted 75,000 visitors and had an economic impact of more than $8 million. The Port of the Year Award was presented on Wednesday, Feb. 5, during the 41st annual Conference on Sail Training and Tall Ships at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel in California. For more of this article, click on the title above.borse louis vuitton , chaussure louboutin pas cher , nike blazer pas cher , air max 90 pas cher , sac à main longchamp pliage pas cher , louis vuitton soldes ,
BaySail names their Freshwater Sailor of 2013
February 1, 2014 - Baysail
For the ninth year we have recognized an outstanding volunteer crew member with the Freshwater Sailor of the Year Award. This award acknowledges both skill in seamanship and contribution to the Windward Bound sail training program. Past recipients of this award have gone on to work as professional crew for BaySail, to work professionally aboard various sailing vessels across the country and to serve in the US Navy. Several have even gone on to earn a Captain's License. This year we recognize Nick Werle as our freshwater Sailor of the Year. For more of this article, click on the title above.chaussure louboutin soldes , nike free pas cher , sac à main louis vuitton pas cher , sac louis vuitton pas cher , longchamp pas cher , jordan pas cher , jordan pas cher
Bayview Mackinac Race turns 90
January 30, 2014 - Sailingscuttlebutt.com
asme codeBayview Yacht Club, one of the most storied and historical sailing clubs in the world, has opened registration for the 2014 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race. The 90th running of the annual race starts on Saturday, July 12 at 11:30a.m. on Lake Huron. Boat owners who qualify for an early registration discount will pay $13.00 per foot, a $1.00 per foot discount on the standard race entry fee. The early registration discount will only be offered until March 1, after which all entrants will pay the standard entry fee of $14 per foot. To qualify for the discount boat owners must submit their application for a DRYA PHRF certificate (to DRYA), then register and pay the race entry fee by the early registration deadline. To register, visit: www.bycmack.com. For more of this article, click on the title above.nike air max , louboutin pas cher , louboutin pas cher , borse louis vuitton , nike air force one pas cher , longchamp soldes , jordan 8 retro pas cher
Towing a Tender
January 20, 2014 - United Marine Underwriters
Tenders are indispensable to boaters once they get to an anchorage or mooring. But they can also be bothersome while under way if you don’t have a davit system and you tow the tender behind your boat. Not to worry! Here are our tips for safely tying off your tender.
First, you need the right equipment. Make sure you have a long length of braided nylon line; this is the preferred line for towing because it has some stretch and will act as a “shock absorber” between the two vessels. It’s also very helpful if your tender has a reinforced tow eye or a bow cleat to which you can secure the line. For more of this article, click on the title above.air jordan 4 pas cher , christian louboutin pas cher , christian louboutin soldes , sac louis vuitton pas cher , nike air max 90 pas cher , sac à main longchamp pas cher , longchamp pas cher
SailMichigan Collegiate Rankings Fall 2013
December 22, 2013 - SailMichigan
For the Fall 2013 season, the following regattas were used in the evaluation; Emma Biagioni, Boudeman Cup, Chief Illiniwek, Buckeye Invitational, Fall Fury, Carey-Price, Davis Cup, Timme Angston, Streufert Cup, Denison JV, and Pere Marquette Cup. To be included in the rankings, teams from a given college/university must have competed in a minimum of three of the above regattas. The 3 best (weighted) scores were averaged and used to determine a school's ranking. Please click on the title above to see the article and rankings.air max homme pas cher , sac longchamp pliage soldes , sac longchamp soldes , jordan pas cher , jordan 5 retro pas cher , jordan pas cher , nike air max one pas cher
MBIA Celebrates Passage of Sales Tax on the Difference Legislation for Boats
October 23, 2013 - MBIA
The Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) applauds the decision of Michigan’s leadership to pass Sales Tax on the Difference (STOD) legislation. With this, Michigan will no longer be at a competitive disadvantage with its neighboring states when it comes to watercraft and automotive sales. Currently, all of Michigan's surrounding states have STOD, allowing consumers to only pay sales tax on the difference between the trade in value and the new purchase price. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Demolition of historic Macatawa Bay Yacht Club clubhouse makes room for new building
October 9, 2013 - Mlive.com
It is the end of an era for the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. However, it is also the start of a new one. The 50-year-old Macatawa Bay Yacht Club clubhouse was demolished Wednesday morning in order to rebuild an improved facility from the ground up, a move that began to take shape after members voted on the plan in May. "It was just at the end of its life cycle," said Alun Wilson, a member of the MBYC board. "It was just worn out, and it was time to replace it." Built in 1964 after the previous clubhouse burned down, the MBYC clubhouse has welcomed several generations of members to Lake Macatawa and its channel to Lake Michigan. For more of this article, click on the title above. scarpe nike , louis vuitton borse , sac longchamp pas cher , nike air max 1 pas cher , sac à main louis vuitton soldes , sac à main longchamp pliage pas cher ,
New boat ramps coming for Cold Brook, Prairie View parks after county board approves $134,000 project
October 2, 2013 - Mlive.com
There will be new boat ramps at Cold Brook and Prairie View county parks this fall after the Kalamazoo County Board of Commissioners approved the $133,906 project Tuesday. Prairie View Park will receive a new concrete boat ramp that will accessible to all types of watercraft. The current ramp, which provides access to Hogsett and Gourdneck lakes, is gravel and intended for fishing boats only. The park will also get parking lot improvements and a new boat dock with handicap access. Cold Brook Park will undergo fewer renovations with only the existing concrete boat ramp scheduled to be replaced. For more of this article, click on the title abovechristian louboutin soldes , air max homme pas cher , longchamp soldes , louis vuitton borse , sac à main longchamp soldes , nike air force , sac longchamp pas cher
A Win Beyond Words
September 26, 2013 - Sail Magazine
Oracle USA and skipper Jim Spithill not only did the “impossible” in successfully defending the America’s Cup, but in the end they almost made it look easy —a feat that is all the more incredible given how far the team came in so little time. And make no mistake: this was a team effort in the truest sense of the word, with the shore team and sailors out on the Oracle AC72 meshing in a way that in two weeks turned what looked like a bunch of also-rans into a team that was literally unbeatable. For more of this article, click on the title above.jordan pas cher , air jordan 4 pas cher , air jordan pas cher , nike air max one pas cher , air max 1 pas cher , sac louis vuitton pas cher , jordan 8 retro pas cher
Dredging set to begin in small boat harbor
September 25, 2013 - Alpena News
The emergency dredging project for the Alpena boat harbor is finally about to commence after a string of logistically delays. The city, which received over $800,000 from the State of Michigan to have the work done, had hoped the project would begin in July after the Michigan Brown Trout Festival, but sample testing snafus and winds over Lake Huron, caused a delay. Harbor Master Don Gilmet said some digging in the harbor began Wednesday, but the project would really pick up speed next week. - For more of this article, click on the title above.
Ironton boat launch ramp replacement to begin Sept. 16
September 6, 2013 - MDNR
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently announced that beginning on Monday, Sept. 16, the Ironton boat launch on Lake Charlevoix (Charlevoix County) will be receiving a new ramp. The replacement project is expected to take about two weeks, and boaters should expect partial and complete shutdowns during this time. For more of this article, click on the title above.sac louis vuitton pas cher , longchamp pas cher , air jordan 6 retro pas cher , louboutin pas cher , borse louis vuitton , louis vuitton soldes , nike tn requin pas cher
Bay City's Liberty Harbor Marina dock prices higher than some, lower than others
August 28, 2013 - Bay City News
Some people feel the city-owned Liberty Harbor Marina charges some of the highest prices in the region to use its docks.But a check with other area marinas finds Liberty Harbor's rates for the smallest slips in line with what other marinas are charging. Some charge more, others less. Liberty Harbor charges more for larger slips than its competitors, but all 50 seasonal slips were leased this year. A seasonal slip at Liberty Harbor costs boaters $1,542 for a 30-foot boat; $2,134 for a 38-foot boat; $2,874 for a 45-foot boat; to $3,952 for a 60-foot boat. For more of this article, click on the title above.sac louis vuitton pas cher , louboutin pas cher , air jordan pas cher , louboutin femme pas cher , louboutin pas cher , longchamp pliage soldes ,
Kilroy's Samba Pa Ti Named 2013 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Champion After Come-From-Behind Stunner
August 26, 2013 - Melges20.com
With a frontal system on its way to the Michigan coast and all the forecast models in agreement, the 26 racing teams from around the U.S. and the world knew before they left the dock that the final day of the 2013 Audi Melges 20 U.S. National Championship presented by Audi Muskegon would feature big waves and white knuckle speeds. Race Officer Bruce Golison planned for three races to decide the championship, and the battle began at 10 a.m. less than a mile from Holland's famous 'Big Red' lighthouse in 10 knots of breeze. For more of this article, click on the title above. jordan 8 retro pas cher , nike free run , louis vuitton borse , louis vuitton borse , louboutin pas cher , sac longchamp pas cher , longchamp pas cher
Dilapidated British ship replica in Grand Traverse Bay may be scuttled
August 14, 2013 - The Detroit News
A dilapidated replica built in the 1970s of a British sailing ship could be scuttled in waters off Michigan’s northwestern Lower Peninsula to serve as a diving attraction. The Traverse City Record-Eagle reports the Maritime Heritage Alliance board is seeking a state permit to sink the 55-foot-long ship, named the Welcome, in Grand Traverse Bay. A decision from state regulators likely won’t come until next year. For more of this article, click on the title above.air max femme pas cher , sac louis vuitton pas cher , sac louis vuitton pas cher , louboutin pas cher , sac à main longchamp pliage pas cher , louboutin soldes , air jordan pas cher
Area sailor has memorable 2013 season
August 13, 2013 - Observer & Eccentric
It’s been a very busy but fun summer for Chris Saxton of Plymouth, whose hobby is competitive sailboat racing. Winning helped make it so. Saxton and his boat, Vortices, recently captured the Barthel Trophy as the overall points winner in the Tri-Lakes Challenge, involving the three major races on the Great Lakes. Their victory in the Trans Superior Sailboat Race Aug. 3-7 clinched first place for Saxton and the 10-man crew of the J145 Vortices. The race is the longest on the Great Lakes, covering 330 nautical miles from Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, to the western end of Lake Superior at Duluth, Minn. For more of this article, click on the title above. chaussure louboutin pas cher , air max one pas cher , air max 90 pas cher , chaussure louboutin soldes , longchamp pas cher , louis vuitton soldes , air jordan 4 pas cher
Port Huron-to-Mackinac race ends today the way it started - with a party
July 24, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
Having a party at the end of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race seems a bit redundant. But despite already having an entire day to celebrate a remarkably fast race, sailors found the energy to enjoy themselves one last time at the Bell’s Beer awards party today. Pennants were awarded and drinks was consumed as the race festivities were officially wrapped up in the shadow of the Grand Hotel. For more of this article, click on the title above.jordan pas cher , jordan pas cher , air max 1 pas cher , jordan 5 retro pas cher , sac louis vuitton soldes , sac à main louis vuitton soldes , sac longchamp pliage soldes
Marine City's Cheeky wins Multihull Division
July 22, 2013 - Port Huron Times Herald
Rick Warner's Cheeky won the Multihull Division on the Cove Island Course in the 89th running of the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island Sailboat Race. The Marine City boat reached Mackinac Island at 9:32 p.m. Sunday, the first multihull boat to the island despite the fact it had the lowest handicap. “This was a race, too, where it started out good because we won the start,” Cheeky crewmember Ron White said. “And tactical decisions along the way, everything seemed to pan out exactly like we expected.” For more of this article, click on the title above.
Sailing off to Mackinac Island - Big boats provide speed on day of slow starts
July 20, 2013 - Port Huron Times Herald
Windquest was one of the last boats out of the chute in Saturday’s Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race. The Max Z86 owned by Doug and Dick DeVos out of Macatawa Bay Yacht Club is in the Turbo Class on the Shore Course, which had the final start of the day at 2:10 p.m. in lower Lake Huron, 2 hours, 40 minutes after the first start. By 5 p.m., it had caught the rest of boats on the Shore Course and was pulling away — from everyone but Il Mostro, that is, the Volvo 70 in the same class as Windquest which was slightly behind. For more of this article, click on the title above. louboutin pas cher , christian louboutin pas cher , jordan pas cher , scarpe nike , louis vuitton pas cher , chaussure louboutin soldes ,
Windquest is first to finish in racing fleet!
July 15, 2013 - Chicago Yacht Club
Congratulations to Windquest, a Max Z86 owned by Dick and Doug DeVos, on being first to finish in the racing fleet in the 105th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac, presented by Veuve Clicquot. Windquest finished late Sunday evening at 21:56 CDT. Doug DeVos said it seemed like there were two different races in one, with the first leg benefitting from a good breeze, and the second facing challenging wind conditions. For more of this article, click on the title above.christian louboutin soldes , nike air force one pas cher , air max homme pas cher , nike free pas cher , air jordan pas cher , tn requin pas cher , nike free run
Sailing: Light winds slow fleet in Chicago race
July 15, 2013 - Port Huron Times Herald
An absence of wind Monday slowed the fleet in the Chicago-to-Mackinac Island sailboat race , making what was already bound to be a long two weeks seem even longer for many. Many of the boats in the Chicago race will finish at Mackinac Island and head south for the Port Huron-to-Mackinac Island race, which begins Saturday. “A lot of boats go all the way around, darn near 600 miles,” said Tyson Connolly, a Port Huron Yacht Club member who sailed the races back-to-back two years ago. “That’s a lot of time on the water. One of the big things with that is the weather. You’re really at the mercy of Mother Nature.” For more of this article, click on the title above.sac à main louis vuitton soldes , longchamp soldes , longchamp pas cher , louboutin pas cher , air max one pas cher , nike running , christian louboutin pas cher
RACE TO MACKINAC: Sailors reveal what’s in their Mac packs
July 13, 2013 - Chicago Sun-Times
They can be spotted by their garb as they cross Lake Shore Drive. Man or woman, they sport caps or hats and wear T-shirts, shorts and dock shoes. Usually, a single overstuffed backpack or duffel bag is over the shoulder or in hand. Casual chic. Some 3,500 sailors pile into the Chicago lakefront the Friday and Saturday of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. For more of this article click on the title above. louis vuitton pas cher , sac louis vuitton pas cher , jordan 3 retro pas cher , sac longchamp pas cher , longchamp soldes , jordan 8 retro pas cher , air jordan pas cher
PHOTOS: Junior sailors set sail on Gull Lake for summer regatta
July 12, 2013 - Mlive.com
"It's a beautiful day," Roger Turner, junior sailing coordinator for the Gull Lake Yacht Club said about the calm blue sky Friday morning. "At some point we'll get enough wind to get out on the water." Dozens of junior sailors with 75 sailboats from around West Michigan gathered at Gull Lake Friday as the Gull Lake Yacht Club hosted the second summer regatta for the Western Michigan Youth Sailing Association. The association includes eight other yacht clubs located throughout the Southwest Michigan. All levels of sailors were welcome, ages 7 through high school, even beginners. For more of this article, click on the title above.christian louboutin soldes , nike air force one pas cher , air max homme pas cher , nike free pas cher , air jordan pas cher , tn requin pas cher , nike free run
Youngsters compete in national sailing competition at Grosse Pointe Yacht Club
July 8, 2013 - Detroit News
Eight-year-old Dougie Cowan can’t wait to launch his boat into the water this week and try to snag a national sailing trophy in a competition that kicked off Sunday. Dougie is one of about 400 youngsters 8-15 years old who are taking part in the United States Optimist Dinghy Association National Championships. The regatta is hosted in partnership with the Grosse Pointe Yacht Club and the Grosse Pointe Youth Nautical Foundation. About 80 boats were launched into Lake St. Clair by young sailors representing cities and countries from around the world including Uruguay, Spain and Mexico to compete in various regattas. For more of this article, click on the title above. sac à main louis vuitton soldes , longchamp soldes , longchamp pas cher , louboutin pas cher , air max one pas cher , nike running , christian louboutin pas cher
Fleet of tall ships heading for Bay City this week
July 8, 2013 - Detroit News
Bay City is preparing for this week’s arrival of a fleet of tall ships. It’s part of a four-day celebration of the era when sailing power ruled the waves. The high-masted vessels are expected to sail in from Lake Huron’s Saginaw Bay and draw tens of thousands of visitors to the Saginaw River waterfront. The 2013 Tall Ship Celebration opens Thursday and runs through July 14. MLive.com says it’s being held in conjunction with the Tall Ships Challenge, a race across the Great Lakes sponsored by Tall Ships America. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Engager is setting sail for Autism
July 8, 2013 - Port Huron Times Herald
Fifteen days from now, the annual Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race will be over. The winners will have been crowned, and many of the boats will have cleared out of the harbor. For some, that’s when the real adventure starts. On Wednesday, July 24, Nick Gammicchia, a brave young adult diagnosed with autism as a toddler, will step aboard the Engager — a boat captained by Paul Latham. Accompanied by Latham, his dad Andrew and crew member Dan Collins, the foursome will set sail on the 60-plus hour journey back to Port Huron. For more of this article, click on the title above.chaussure louboutin soldes , louis vuitton soldes , sac louis vuitton pas cher , longchamp pliage pas cher , louis vuitton borse , louboutin soldes , louboutin pas cher
Sailing: Flyin' Irish takes international regatta
July 7, 2013 - Port Huron Times Herald
In what amounted to the last tune-up before the Mackinac Race, 35 boats participated Saturday in the Lake Huron International Regatta. The boats were divided into two courses — the John Blunt Memorial (74 nautical miles) and the Kettle Point (47 nautical miles). Winning the overall competition in the John Blunt course was Flyin‘ Irish, which came in at 14 hours, five minutes and 58 seconds. Moxie of the Port Huron Yacht Club was the overall winner of the Kettle Point course. It finished the Section 6-PHRF C course at 11 hours, eight minutes and 24 seconds. For more of this article, click on the title above.air max 90 pas cher , longchamp pliage soldes , christian louboutin pas cher , sac louis vuitton soldes , air jordan 6 retro pas cher , louis vuitton borse , sac à main louis vuitton soldes
Sailing: Lake Huron International starts Saturday
July 5, 2013 - Port Huron Times Herald
Thirty-five boats will take to the water today in what local racers consider a tune-up for the Mackinac race. The Lake Huron International Regatta begins at 6 p.m. Saturday with boats sailing on one of two courses — Kettle Point (47 nautical miles) or John Blunt Memorial (74 nautical miles). “Basically, we’ll start running our shifts, make sure we have all the appropriate equipment on the boat, how much food to bring,” said Nick Ward, who will sail aboard his boat Rum on the John Blunt course. “Make sure all the equipment works. For mroe of this article, click on the title above. louboutin pas cher , air jordan pas cher , sac à main longchamp pas cher , sac longchamp pas cher , nike air max 1 pas cher , nike air jordan pas cher ,
Muskegon Yacht Club to host Harbor Hospice MLive Muskegon Chronicle Regatta July 6
July 3, 2013 - Mlive.com
Organizers of the Harbor Hospice MLive Muskegon Chronicle Regatta have big goals set for this year’s annual event. In 2012, the event raised over $24,000 for Harbor Hospice, which provides care for seriously and terminally ill patients. This year’s sixth annual regatta, hosted on Saturday, July 6, by the Muskegon Yacht Club at 3198 Edgewater, already has a head start to raise even more money, according to Harbor Hospice Director of Development Ammy Johnson. With the combined effort of the Judy Miller Memorial Challenge between the skippers, the silent auction and the picnic meal at the yacht club, which is open to the public, the bar is set high. For more of this article, click on the title above.louis vuitton pas cher , louboutin pas cher , sac longchamp pliage soldes , sac longchamp soldes , longchamp pliage pas cher , sac à main longchamp pas cher , jordan 3 retro pas cher
Sailing: Larry Fair wins division in Solo Mac race
July 2, 2013 - Port Huron Times Herald
Twelve minutes at a time. That’s how long Larry Fair would sleep when racing in the Great Lakes Singlehanded Society Solo Mac. And even closing his eyes for that amount of time could prove to be unnerving. “I have an alarm that I set for usually like 12 minutes,” Fair said. “I can reset it by just the push of a button. If you can doze, it wakes you up then you hit the button and doze again. It’s kind of unnerving if you’re out there in a race, if you’re not looking out every few minutes to see what’s going on. For more of this article, click on the title above. air max 90 pas cher , sac louis vuitton soldes , chaussure louboutin soldes , nike blazer , air max 1 pas cher , sac longchamp pas cher , jordan pas cher
Van Riper State Park boating access site to temporarily close Aug. 5 for improvements
June 26, 2013 - MDNR
The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that on Monday, Aug. 5, the Van Riper State Park boating access site in Marquette County will begin a temporary closure for installation of a new concrete boat ramp. Work will be completed by a DNR construction crew. The boat launch is expected to be open by Aug. 9. For more of this article, click on the title above.louboutin soldes , air max femme pas cher , nike air max one pas cher , tn requin pas cher , chaussure louboutin pas cher , sac longchamp pas cher , louis vuitton borse
Black Lake access site to close for improvements
June 22, 2013 - Cheboygan News
A boating access site on Black Lake will temporarily close in July for improvements. The Department ASME B31.1 of Natural Resources has announced that the Black Lake State Forest boating access site in Cheboygan County will begin a temporary closure for installation of a new concrete boat ramp on Monday, July 8. Work will be completed by a DNR construction crew. The boat launch is expected to be open by Saturday, July 13. The project is funded through the Michigan State Waterways Fund, a restricted fund derived from boat registration fees and the Michigan marine fuel tax, which is used for construction, operation and maintenance of recreational boating facilities, harbors and ASME Section IX inland waterways. For more of this article, click on the title above.ray ban aviators lunette de soleil ray ban longchamp pliage longchamp pliage longchamp soldes air max pas cher
Muskegon area marinas offer free sailboat rides as part of "Summer Sailstice"
June 14, 2013 - Mlive.com
Experienced and novice sailors alike will take to the waters around Muskegon on Saturday, June 22 as part of the 13th annual Summer Sailstice. The Summer Sailstice is a worldwide event held in celebration of sailing. Celebrations are scheduled to take place in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, but Saturday’s event in Muskegon is one of just four official events in the state of Michigan. As part of the event, Torresen Marine and the Muskegon Yacht Club will offer free sailboat rides to the public. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Cleveland Race Week - Renowned fleets ready for Edgewater action
June 3, 2013 - Sail World.com
Cleveland Race Week is the largest sailing regatta on Lake Erie and one of the largest on the Great Lakes. The annual event, now in its 33rd year, attracts hundreds of boats from across the Great Lakes and beyond. Nationally, Cleveland Race Week ranks as one of the largest sailing events based on number of sailing classes. Building on that eminence, this year’s CRW Regatta will also play host to the T-10 Lake Erie Championship. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Report: Lake Superior level jumps 9 inches in May
June 2, 2013 - Detroit News
The level of Lake Superior jumped 9 inches in May, more than twice the normal monthly increase and the second most for any month since 1918, a new report said. Lake Superior usually rises only about 4 inches each May. But thanks to late snow and a cold spring that held back runoff until ice and snow melted, May more than made up for the difference. The lake now sits just 7 inches below its long-term average for June 1. It is a full 3 inches above the level at this time last year, the International Lake Superior Board of Control reported Friday. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Emergency dredging helps, but see some areas that will be challenging for Michigan's recreational boaters
May 31, 2013 - Mlive.com
Emergency dredging projects should salvage the boating season for many of Michigan's public harbors, but this summer could still prove frustrating for those who use and operate certain marinas. Record-low lake levels have plagued harbors throughout the Great Lakes as well as inland waterways, prompting state lawmakers to approve about $21 million for emergency dredging projects at 58 public harbors and marinas this year. While many harbor masters breathed a sigh of relief upon receiving those funds, challenges remain. Some projects might not get done until partway through or after the summer boating season. And some privately owned marinas are left scraping for money to fund their own dredging projects. For more of this article, click on the title above. Louboutin Uk christian louboutin uk shoes longchamp pliage pas cher sac louis vuitton soldes nike air max longchamp sac pas cher
Coast Guard warns of flood-related debris in Michigan
May 31, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
Boaters should be on the lookout for large trees, logs and other debris let loose into Michigan waterways in part by spring flooding, the U.S. Coast Guard has warned. Debris is of concern in the Grand River, which empties into Lake Michigan at Grand Haven, as well as other waterways, MLive.com reported. Boaters in the Grand Haven and Holland areas are among those being urged to use caution. "We have seen and we still continue to see trees and logs of a significant size floating down, and we do get a lot of reeds and grass and things of that nature that come down," said First Class Petty Officer Kent Sypniewski. Boaters should stay "highly alert." For more of this article, click on the title above.
SailMichigan Midwest Collegiate Rankings - Spring 2013
May 20, 2013 - SailMichigan.org
Now that regular season collegiate sailing action has ended in the Midwest, it is time to tabulate the results and provide some perspective. SailMichigan calculates a ranking series based on collegiate performance over the course of the Spring. Of the 9 regattas held from March to May, the average participation by a Midwest Collegiate Sailing Association (MCSA) team was 2.58 regattas. For the purpose of evaluation, a cut-off was rounded to 3 events. This means that a team must have participated in 3 MCSA events to be considered for ranking. For those that met that threshold, their ranking score was determined as the average of their 3 best performances. For more of this article (and the rankings), click on the title above. Louboutin Uk christian louboutin uk shoes longchamp pliage pas cher sac louis vuitton soldes nike air max longchamp sac pas cher
Sail celebration: A look back at 15 years of the Appledore IV in Bay City
May 15, 2013 - Mlive.com
The Appledore IV has offered tallship sailing opportunities to the Bay City community for 15 years. As organizers celebrate the ship's anniversary at 4 p.m. today, Wednesday, May 15, in Wenonah Park, here's a look back at how the Appledore IV came to port in Bay City. The Appledore IV was purchased in May 1998 for $550,000 with a combination of corporate and community donations. The schooner was purchased from Bill Allgaier of Bay Breeze Yacht Charters of Traverse City, where the boat was docked. For more of this article, click on the title above.
Clear sailing for '13 Mackinac race
May 10, 2013 - The Times Herald
The winner of the J.L. Hudson Trophy in this year’s running of the Mackinac Race will be decided differently than in years past. In a change announced Wednesday at a press conference at the Bayview Yacht Club in Detroit, and reiterated Thursday in a press conference at the Vintage Tavern in Port Huron, the winner of the division with the greatest number of boats registered in the race, which is July 20, will win the trophy and the flag designating it as first overall in the race. For more of this article, click on the title above.sac longchamp longchamp pas cher nike air max pas cher air max 90 pas cher sac longchamp pas cher air max 1 pas cher
Mona Lake association launches dredging project in Lake Michigan channel
April 22, 2013 - Mlive.com
For the first time in 13 years, the Mona Lake Improvement Association this month will complete dredging that will help boats travel through the channel to Lake Michigan. Late last year, the mouth of the channel was completely impassable and while it has improved, it has not come up nearly enough, said the association's president, Tom Hillstrom said. The association, the nonprofit volunteer group responsible for initiating and paying for the $100,000 project, placed the dredging equipment in around noon on Friday, April 19, near the Muskegon Heights boat launch site, Hillstrom said. For more of this article, click on the title above.nike air max pas cher sac louis vuitton pas cher tn requin pas cher longchamp pliage ray ban wayfarer nike scarpe