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  1. As Will stated easy fixes and solid builds. Currently sailing 121 which was an original year boat 1983, she is ugly but fast. Just replaced the forward bulkhead last year and did some chainplate core work, easy and fast. If interested I have 884 (1988, a good year) in my barn. Solid boat, needs some prettying up as former owner (only owner prior to me) had some one use a paint brush on her to cover some dock rash. All original boat that I think will be a rocket. Don't need two boats though.
  2. I would see what One Designs sail in your area and get on some boats to see if you like them. If you want to stretch your size a little you can't go wrong with a J22, perfect boat for a young family and it sails well not like some of the boats mentioned above.
  4. 54 Boats registered. Great forecast for the week
  5. Hello from beautiful sunny Michigan, I wanted to personally invite you to the 2015 Lightning Women's, Junior's & Master's North American Championships(WJMs). Tawas Bay Yacht Club(TBYC) is excited to host the WJMs and our plans and people are ready to welcome you with open arms. Some things to know about Tawas Bay. It is an incredible beautiful warm bay on the shores of Lake Huron. Our average temperatures in August is 79F and the water temp averages around 75F, great for sailing and swimming. Tawas Bay is a great sailing venue that has a very reliable sea breeze from the SE. If you are not familiar with sailing on the Bay, ask around I bet you know someone who has experienced one of their best days ever on the waters of Tawas Bay. Tawas Bay is a spectacular venue. This Bay is often referred to in conversation as some of the best sailing conditions in the world. Our water is fresh and very clean and we are surrounded by beautiful beaches in all directions. Tawas Bay has a very reliable sea breeze that kicks up some excellent sailing conditions combining steady breeze with some waves to surf down. This natural bay is a great viewing arena, there are many places from shore that you will be able to watch the racing action including right under the historic lighthouse. The State of Michigan also has a harbor on the Bay that includes a break wall reaching well into the Bay which is also a great place to watch. The towns of Tawas City and East Tawas line the Bay. The area is teeming with things to do and holds a quaint cottage town feel to it. The business districts are filled with unique shops that bring back the day when service with a smile was the norm and you can find hand crafted and one of a kinds that scream Yes Michigan! Strolling from the State Dock into downtown you will find great restaurants, bars and ice cream parlors including benches to enjoy your cone and look over the water. Motels and resort abound along US-23 and you are never too far away from the activities. TBYC is nestled out towards the end of Tawas Point. This sandy stretch of land is constantly changing and growing when the waters of Lake Huron add sand to the end. TBYC has a beautiful front lawn that is right on the Bay and it over looks East Tawas and Tawas City across the Bay to the west and makes for some very romantic sunsets just as the lights of town start to flicker on. You may choose to walk the beach at the State Park next door or along the nature trail that goes right by they lighthouse. Location, location, location. Pretty much sums it up from the sailors point of view. There is no slog out a river and no hour or two long sails out to the course. Once you leave the entrance of TBYC you are on Tawas Bay. A really nice sail out along the sand bar is relaxing and a great place to do any last minute bottom scrubbing. Of course at the end of the racing day you will be glad that the trip back was a close as the trip out. Shore side activities will follow racing each day. We will have good old fashioned fun on the front lawn, under the tent, under the stars and in the club house. TBYC members look forward to showing you a great time in our laid back little corner of the world. The event website is up and running and will be updated regularly you can find it at Soon we will have the events Facebook page available too. I look forward to seeing you in Tawas in August.
  6. Chris Doyle and team are great ambassadors of our sport, well done.
  7. Tack Tics are over priced crap. I would buy a Velocitek