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  1. haz

    West Michigan Thread

    Kudos to the awards organizers at MYC! The banquet was well attended and the awards presentation was slick and efficient. The coolest things were the recognition of the Aftershock crew for their heroics in the rescue of the Merdian X man overboard during the 2017 Mac race, and the support of the MYC junior sailing program. By the time the evening ended we had collected $4000 in checks and pledges for the juniors ... THANK YOU!! Already looking forward to mixing it up with this group next season ... with a bit of ice boating 'tween now and then!
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    West Michigan Thread

    Sleep? During a race? On the rail ...
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    West Michigan Thread

    Muskegon YC 2017 race schedule (preliminary) is now available. Check here for current version.
  4. Interesting question! There is no double handed boat design which has any chops, regionally speaking. There was the M17 scow, but that fleet seems to be dwindling all over. I'm pretty sure there's still V15 activity in Chicago, there are a few pockets of JY15 sailing along the Michigan coast (mostly Holland). There's the start of a VX one design fleet in Holland at Mac Bay YC. Thistles still race over on Lake St. Clair. Those are the double handed boats I'm aware of ... there may well be pockets of others.
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    West Michigan Thread

    And so we enter the long, dark of 'winter' ...
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    West Michigan Thread

    Lots of options! From GR the closest would be Grand Rapids YC on Reeds Lake ... Lasers and MC scows likely the best fleets. Wednesday and weekend racing in both Holland and Muskegon. I believe Mac Bay YC still has a reasonably strong JY15 fleet (OK 2 person dinghy). Muskegon Yacht Club has 9 active Melges 24s. Both Holland and Muskegon have active PHRF fleets, so that takes the customary schmoozing time to find a ride that works. Spring Lake YC has active Laser, Butterfly, MC scow, C scow, and E scow fleets. Scows still have enough presence in West Michigan to have events to travel to most weekends. Good luck! Haz Thanks for the response. We'll probably try to get some rides both in Holland and Muskegon and see what fits best. Ultimately hopefully we'll be able to put together a scow or M24 program. Are M17s still active? I sold my laser down here with the intent on getting another one for frostbiting once settled at a club. Seems to me like the M17s are still able to get together for big regattas, but there's not much 'regular' club racing racing ... maybe at Crystal or Torch Lakes? MC's have the the most regular scow activity in the area (or Butterflys if you're small ... I don't fit!). I sail out of Muskegon, so I have a bias. Muskegon Lake is a far better venue for racing then Lake Macatawa ... mile plus courses available in any wind direction. That said, because the harbor venue is less appealing in Holland, they sail most of their races on Lake Michigan. That is a positive, in my opinion. More opportunity for practice in waves and swells, longer course availability, etc. I wish MYC would 'encourage' more racing out on Lake Michigan. We tend to bail to Muskegon Lake far to easily just out of convenience. Close to the club, plenty of wind, just not 'big waters'. Hope you find your happy place! Haz
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    West Michigan Thread

    Lots of options! From GR the closest would be Grand Rapids YC on Reeds Lake ... Lasers and MC scows likely the best fleets. Wednesday and weekend racing in both Holland and Muskegon. I believe Mac Bay YC still has a reasonably strong JY15 fleet (OK 2 person dinghy). Muskegon Yacht Club has 9 active Melges 24s. Both Holland and Muskegon have active PHRF fleets, so that takes the customary schmoozing time to find a ride that works. Spring Lake YC has active Laser, Butterfly, MC scow, C scow, and E scow fleets. Scows still have enough presence in West Michigan to have events to travel to most weekends. Good luck! Haz
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    West Michigan Thread

    MYC's sections break around 60 and 105 (ish).
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    West Michigan Thread

    Links up on the MYC site now. Also the Wednesday series standings.
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    West Michigan Thread

    I scored the GRSC Commodore's Inv., but was hesitant to post results before GRSC, due to not knowing the results of a protest. We'll call these Preliminary Results. Governor's Cup at MYC was yesterday. Heard comments about enjoying the changes (one day, 18 miles, on Muskegon Lake). Results posted on MYC site. Haz
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    West Michigan Thread

    Congrats on yet another FP picture … this one with a great story!
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    West Michigan Thread

    Hey, I reported it as accurately as most stuff on here…. Sorry Sam!
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    West Michigan Thread

    Four boats, one course, great weather, competitive! Seven teams battled through double elimination brackets, with the teams lead by the Wallace brothers, Jay and Josh, reaching the finals. Victory went to Josh's team, which included Andy Price and Brian Torresen … Congrats!
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    West Michigan Thread

    Well, last full fleet race of the season tonight at MYC. Beautiful evening, but likely pretty light. Keep November 2nd clear for the MYC Melges match racing regatta ... always a fun day! Haz