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DN5358
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« on: March 07, 2017, 01:01:18 PM »

Don't put your gear away yet!
GTIYC is attempting to pull off our Fun Regatta this weekend.
Stay tuned for more info.

David
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DN5358
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« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2017, 08:10:16 PM »

Well someone is singing.  The winds yesterday and today took their toll on lakes.  Shoreline erosion to complete blow outs.  Skegemog for example was sailed Sunday and had white caps today between the remaining plates.  Not likely to heal by the weekend.  Waiting for reports from a few scouts tomorrow, but at this time the odds of us pulling off the regatta this year are getting slim.  We will make the call tomorrow evening.

David
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DN5358
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2017, 09:34:19 AM »

Things are looking up!  We have one very good venue (Otsego Lake) but have scouts out checking a list of other potential sites.  More info to come tonight!!!
David
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DN5358
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2017, 04:32:19 PM »

The Fun Regatta is on for Otsego Lake in Gaylord, MI.
Saturday and Sunday, (3/11-12), launching from the DNR boat ramp on the SW corner of the lake.
The Lake has NOT been sailed, but has been walked by two separator skippers.  8-10" of snow ice.  Spring Sailing.

More info on Lodging, schedule, etc. coming.

Cruising or Racing get to the ice!

David
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DN5358
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2017, 05:31:30 PM »

Here are some places to look for lodging for the Fun Regatta

Der Minerís Parkside Reseort, closest to launch site,
6628 Old 27, S., Gaylord, MI
989.350.1373 , $125 for 4 per night, plus

Waters Inn, south of lake
10565 Old US Highway 27 S. Gaylord, MI
989.732.5636, $99/night

Others that I have not talked to are"

Benjamin Beaver Creek Resort, on west side of lake
989.732.2459

Heart Lake Cottages, on Heart Lake south of launch site
989.732.5081

Americaís Best Value Inn
989.732.5133
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DN5358
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 06:16:01 PM »

Fun Regatta Update!
For the first time in the history of the Fun Regatta we are moving locations.  Winter struck with a vengeance today and dumped snow and big air.  Too much for a DN to go through in tomorrows light air.  A few of the big boats are staying on Otsego, but the remainder of the fleet is heading to Houghton Lake.  A solid launch site with good ice was found on the NE corner.  Pub Fishing Site (a DNR Launch), on E. Houghton Lake Dr (County RD 100), 1-2 miles south and east of Roscommon Air Port.  8-10" of ice.  There are a few drain hole near the launch that are easy to ID (Very Brown).  The ice has not been sailed as it was very windy.  Clear, hard, pebbled ice with winds around 5-6.  We plan on having a skippers meeting at 9:30 and racing starting at 10:00 or soon after, depending on how long it takes to scout the ice. DN and Open class.  Post up if you have any questions.
David
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