When it comes to sailing in November, conditions typically aren’t ideal. But that doesn’t bother Spring Lake and Grand Haven’s sailing teams, as they’ve been known to call the upcoming Turkey Leg Regatta at Spring Lake Yacht Club as one of their favorites.
Spring Lake swim generally faces an uphill battle at its end-of-season conference meet, swimming against larger programs, especially a combined Zeeland team.
The Grand River Sailing Cup’s North Shore Marina Cup series wrapped up on July 28, a warm evening with light winds. Over four races, there was stormy weather and plenty of excitement, but a four-way tie for first place in the spinnaker division of racing highlighted the conclusion of the cup.
FERRYSBURG — Competitors from as far away as Georgia and Texas are in town this weekend as the West Michigan Yachting Association is holding its Championship Regatta at the Spring Lake Yacht Club.
Frank Lloyd Starboard was one of six boats that took to Lake Michigan on Saturday morning to compete in the Maiden Race. Hosted by the Grand River Sailing Club, the race featured boats crewed entirely by women.
Storms in early June and a backlog of work at local marinas meant a smaller opening than usual, but the Grand River Sailing Club now has a full complement of boats up and running this summer.
The annual Anchorage Cup race this month was won by the smallest boat in the field. Grand River Sailing Club member Todd DeBoode and his 20-foot vessel Hold On! were the winners of a race in the Main & Jib Fleet back on Sept. 12.
Wednesday marked the official start of the season for a handful of area teams. While many of them weren’t in action until Thursday evening, a handful of sports were in play on a cool Wednesday night.
Low winds forced the premature ending of the Commodores’ Cup and the fourth race of the Bluffton Bay Sails Cup regatta last week at the Grand River Sailing Club. That left a two-way tie for first between Schroeder’s Avanti and Smithe’s Job Site at the top of the main and jib fleet. Baneberry…
Late July saw the start of the Bluffton Bay Sails Cup, a three-race regatta that serves as the third of the Grand River Sailing Club’s summer series.
The Grand River Sailing Club celebrated its 40th anniversary of racing on June 10 with the blessing of the fleet. Patty Edwards led the event held in front of the city marina.
After a seven-hour search that covered nearly 47 square miles, the U.S. Coast Guard late Saturday suspended its search for a sailor who went overboard on the first leg of the annual Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac.