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Title: 2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta
Post by: Julie DN4868 on March 20, 2014, 05:28:31 PM
Update on the GTIYC Fun Regatta from Bob Gray:

Bob Gray
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Reply #1 on: Today at 10:06:19 AM
 We got 2-3 inches of light snow last night and are postponing the Fun Regatta until next weekend. The call will be made by the evening of Thursday March 27. Bob

Title: Re: 2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta
Post by: Julie DN4868 on March 25, 2014, 08:41:43 PM

On Mar 25, 2014, at 1:52 PM, Bob Gray <bgray4654@yahoo.com> wrote:

    We are still hoping to have the regatta this coming weekend. The primary site is West Grand Traverse Bay  at the Grand Traverse Yacht Club. We sailed there last weekend and the ice  was good but needs a little resurfacing. There is a rain/snow event forecast for Wednesday night thru Thursday night. We can't make the final call until we check out the ice Friday morning. I'll do my very best to get the word out by noon time on Friday. We wish we could make the call sooner but that's the way it goes.   Bob

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Title: Re: 2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta
Post by: Julie DN4868 on March 28, 2014, 09:37:13 AM
The Grand Traverse Ice Yacht Club Fun Regatta has been called ON for this weekend March 29-30th.  :)
Dick Wollam and Bob Gray were on the ice on West Grand Traverse Bay this morning and just made the call.
We got rain overnight and minimal snow this morning, and are expecting the ice to freeze up adequately overnight tonight.   The weekend forecast looks good.
Launch site is the Grand Traverse Yacht Club 13615 S. West Bay Shore Dr., Traverse City, MI. 49684 
We will be doing registration tonight at the Club, from about 6p to 8p or so, but registration can be done Saturday morning too at the Club/launch site.  $15.00 fee
I'll post more information as I get it, but wanted to get this much out ASAP for those planning to travel.

Title: Re: 2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta
Post by: Julie DN4868 on March 28, 2014, 12:08:08 PM
For those arriving this afternoon or evening: the Yacht Club is open on Fridays and the parking lot fills up quickly. If you will arrive later than 5 pm, we suggest to set up your boat Saturday morning. Do not leave trailers in the GTYC lot this afternoon or evening please. Extra parking across M22 behind the blue large office building. Thank you!

Title: Re: 2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta
Post by: Julie DN4868 on March 28, 2014, 09:11:19 PM
The ice has already firmed up tonight!  We plan to start races around 1030a-11a if at all possible.  Registration at the launch (in the club) in the morning.  Check in by 10 am if you can so we can get the fleets organized.

Title: Re: 2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta - what happened?
Post by: DN 805 on April 01, 2014, 05:21:33 PM
What happened at the Fun Regatta scheduled for March 29-30?

Title: Re: 2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta
Post by: DN5358 on April 01, 2014, 09:08:01 PM
Light winds winds on Sunday in slushy conditions & shell ice meant we only got two races in with the second turning into a push fest for many.  If memory serves me correctly, the Gold fleet was won by John Harper, followed by Don Jones (?) and Julie Richards.

A nice end to the season, although tonight the ice on west bay was looking sooooo tempting.  A skimmer was seen sailing late afternoon and ripping it up.  Some GTIYC members may be sailing Skegamog tomorrow.

Title: Re: 2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta
Post by: Julie DN4868 on April 03, 2014, 07:39:57 PM
Here are the results of the Fun Regatta held March 29-30th on West Grand Traverse Bay, Traverse City Mi at the GTYC Yacht Club.
Challenging conditions (some shale ice, lighter winds as the day wore on) but sunny and temperate and everyone had fun sailing West Bay for the first time in over 10 years!
GOld and Silver fleets sailed together. Silver fleet finishes noted to the right.
Thanks to Eric Lind for race/scoring/tabulating these results!

2014 GTIYC Fun Regatta Results
Lst Name   Fst Name   Sail No   R1   R2   Total   Pos   
Harper   John   60   1   1   2   1
Jones   Don   610   4   2   6   2
Richards   Julie   4868   3   3   6   3
Williams   Bruce   3283   5   4   9   4
Cutting   Bill   5430   2   8   10   5
Wollam   Dick   488   7   6   13   6
Siegle   George   5250   10   7   17   7
Reis   George   5053   9   9   18   8
Jones   Stan   4974   17   5   22   9
Frost   Dave   5358   6   19   25   10
Burns   Mike   4152   8   19   27   11   *  1
Buchbinder   Bill   66   11   19   30
Stoppel   Chris   4822   12   19   31   13   *  2
Harris   Geoff   467   13   19   32   14   *  3
Frost   Cooper   4061   14   19   33   15   *  4
Dye   Jim   2661   15   19   34   16   *  5
Ripley   Bob   4856   16   19   35   17   *  6
Brown   Haskiel   5458   19   19   38   18   *  7
Gray   Bob   65   19   19   38   19
* Silver fleet finishes