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    Published on 08-04-2016 02:35 PM
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    Tall Ship Journey Ends in Green Bay For Draken Harald Hårfagre

    Draken Harald Hårfagre is now on her way to Green Bay, Wisconsin for the Tall Ship Festival in the port of Green Bay. We are so ...
    Published on 07-11-2016 05:33 PM
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    The Norwegian Viking Ship, Draken Harald Hårfagre, is forced to leave the Great Lakes and the Tall Ships Challenge 2016 due to the cost for pilotage.

    The world’s largest Viking ...
    Published on 06-17-2016 08:27 AM
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    The wind on the opening day was consistent, but finishes for most of the J/111 were anything but.

    When your tactician says to protect the left, it’s what you do, says Bradley Faber, of Owassa, Michigan, the skipper of Utah, which kicked off the J/111 North American Championships at the Helly Hansen NOOD Regatta in ...
    Published on 06-15-2016 06:02 PM
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    The 2016 GT 300 has begun. Starting at South Padre Island and finishing at Mustang Island.

    The Great Texas 300
    June 15 - 18, 2016.

    300 miles of extreme sailing at its best!
    June 15-18, 2016, South Padre to Galveston (300 miles)
    Wed, June 15, South Padre Island to Mustang Island (103 miles)
    Published on 07-22-2015 09:32 AM
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    DETROIT, MICH. (July 21, 2015) – 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 ...
    Published on 07-13-2015 08:46 AM
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    Windquest First to Finish in Racing Division

    Majority of the Racing Fleet Expected to Finish Throughout Monday

    MACKINAC ISLAND, Michigan (July 21, 2014) — Windquest, a Max Z86 owned by Dick and Doug DeVos, was first to finish in the racing fleet in the 106th Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. Windquest ...
    Published on 05-03-2015 09:52 AM
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    Lawrence Specker or AL.com deatils the events which led up to and occured during the recent disater at the ill fated Dauphin Island Race on Mobile Bay in Alabama.

    Like any other edition of the Dauphin Island Race, the 2015 edition began with the race before the race: The intense competition to gain the maximum advantage at the starting line as the seconds counted down.

    The moments before a regatta's start can be alarming for newcomers, as some of the most aggressive skippers and crews on the water angle for tiny but significant advantages. The scene can seem like sheer chaos: A flurry ...
    Published on 04-27-2015 02:58 PM
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    The names of the dead and those feared lost after Saturday's Mobile Bay storm are still closely guarded by officials as family members are notified and given space to grieve and, in many cases, maintain hope.

    A second night of searching is currently underway in the waters in-between Middle Bay Lighthouse and Dauphin Island.

    But the fellowship of southern sailors is a small one in coastal Alabama, and according to one man who survived the Dauphin Island Regatta, the victims were the subject of quiet conversation at Mobile Yacht Club Saturday night.

    "Those of us that were out there, we all race and sail together," said Joshua Edwards. "We knew who those people were.

    "Most of us still know the names of the people they're still looking for."

    Edwards said MYC members and guests quietly exchanged personal information Saturday night, still putting together details from the 57th annual regatta that ended with tears and rescue efforts, instead of trophies and cocktails.

    Rare race imagery

    The 32-year-old Mobile man said he skippered his parents' boat, St. Somewhere, ...
    Published on 04-25-2015 09:12 AM
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    Great Salt Lake • The saltiest sailors on the planet watched their sailboats get hoisted out of the Great Salt Lake Marina on Thursday and wondered when they might feel the rush of wind across the water again.

    The only operating public marina on Utah's inland sea was hopping as state park managers, members of the Great Salt Lake Yacht Club, a crane company and ...
    Published on 03-31-2015 01:34 PM
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    Two teenagers had to be rescued by firefighters on Saturday after the chuck of ice they'd foolishly stepped onto broke away from the shore and started floating out into Lake Michigan.
    Published on 10-22-2014 05:37 PM
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    Interesting action the 2014 US F18 Nationals

    Published on 09-22-2014 05:22 PM
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    Packer Fans come from far and near to play on E-Scows and A Scows at the 49th E Scow Blue Chip at Pewaukee Yacht Club
    at where else Pewaukee Lake in Wisconsin!. Part of the Barts Bash Celebrations's Jimmy accepted ...
    Published on 07-28-2014 12:03 PM
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    Graham Garrenton provides a recap of the 2014 Chi-Mac race and the after party!

    The 106th Race to Mackinac was shaping up to be a chilly one, water temps in the upper lake still in the 40’s just a month before the race. After almost 95% ice coverage this ...
    Published on 07-24-2014 09:09 PM
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    On the middle of Lake Michigan, Team Meridian crewmember Graham "Dog House" Garrenton sneaks off the rails and catches some ZZZ'z ...
    Published on 08-24-2013 04:23 PM
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    Holland, MI - A long, quiet morning with winds out of the East at 5 knots was a bad sign, according to local sailors. "It will just peter out to nothing and that will be that," some said; a foreboding beginning to the 2013 Audi Melges 20 US National Championship presented by Audi Muskegon.

    But to Race Office Bruce Golison, patience is sometimes everything, and after a long postponement ...
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    Lake Michigan, the only one of the 5 great lakes located entirely in the United States and the only one ...
    Published on 07-18-2013 01:55 PM  Number of Views: 2557 
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    AYSF Team Manager Ian Andrewes just completed his 1st Chicago Mackinac Race, a light air affair that left him a bit exhausted and wishing for wind and fog...Ian provides his insight in the following article!

    This year I was fortunate to do a race that has always been on my bucket list, the Chic-Mac. A few months back I got a FaceBook message from Sarah Mars, who I used to race against up in Seattle. She was putting together ...
    Published on 07-14-2013 05:04 PM
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    Great Lakes 70. "Evolution" forwards these photos from the Chicago Mac Regatta.

    68.nm from the finish in sub 3 knots of breeze,

    Quote: We just lost ...
    Published on 05-15-2013 10:24 AM
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    Sailing Magazine's Erin Schanen posted the following entry this AM:

    "How low can the Great Lakes go? Sailors are having to resort to some interesting measures on Lakes Michigan and Huron which are suffering from historic low ...
    Published on 04-28-2013 10:08 AM
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    The Drought in Hill County Regatta, held this weekend on Magnolia Bay on the Texas Coast had no shortage
    of water, wind and drama. A line ...