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greater detroit 2017 Sunfish race schedule

the Greater Detroit Sunfish Club (GDSC) has released their 2017 Sunfish race schedule (you can find it with additional information posted at their Yahoo Group).  you can also check them out on their Facebook page or website.

  • May 7th – Maceday Lake (public launch)
  • May 21st – DOUBLE DELIGHT! at Watkins Lake
  • June 3rd & 4th – Gull Lake Sunfish Open Regatta (details & NOR TBD)
  • June 11th – Watkins Lake
  • June 24th & 25th – Tawas Bay State Park & Tawas Bay Yacht Club – a camping & sailing weekend at Tawas Bay on Lake Huron
  • July 30th – U.P. Island Race (Les Cheneaux YC… details t.b.d.)
  • September 2nd & 3rd – Tawas Bay – another camping & sailing weekend at Tawas Bay on Lake Huron
  • September 24th – DOUBLE DELIGHT! at Watkins Lake
  • October 8th – TO BE DETERMINED

all Sunday races start at 12:30pm [uno], with the camping/racing weekends starting earlier in the day to get extra races in over the weekend.

new this year is the Double Delight, where they will be having 6 races. the schedule starts with a 9:30 Skippers meeting then race #1 would begin at 10:00am with two more races to follow.  then a break for lunch. after lunch they would conduct 3 more races… thus creating a 6 race Sunday.

I said this last year (and the year before… and the year before), and didn’t get a chance to sail with this group, but I’m again going to do my best to meet up with them for some sailing races this year.


3rd Annual Sunfish Michigan Open Championship

in just a little over 1 week, on June 7th & 8th, 2014 – the Gull Lake Sunfish Fleet #704 will be hosting the 3rd Annual Sunfish Michigan Open Championship on Gull Lake near Richland, Michigan.

here is some additional information from the email I got about the event:

Gull Lake Sunfish Fleet #704 invites you to the Third Annual Michigan Open Championship to be held on Gull Lake, Richland, Michigan, June 7-8, 2014.  See our flyer below and Notice of Race on the internet for complete details. 

Note there is a discounted entry fee for Youth sailors!  Note also there is a discounted entry fee for early registration. 

We’re planning a nice dinner at Gull Lake Country Club for the Saturday evening (and if you golf, we’ve arranged that you can play on Friday, see NOR!).  Gull Lake is on National Geographic’s list of 10 best inland lakes on the continent—come sail here and find out why! 

gull lake

for more information, you can visit the Facebook page for the event.

and the notice of race (NOR) can be found here (.pdf file).

2013 Michigan Open/Midwest Regional Championship #1

this weekend, Saturday, June 1-2, 2013 is the Sunfish Regional Championship #1 for the Midwest Region.  the event is being hosted this year by the Gull Lake Sunfish Fleet #704 on Gull Lake, Michigan.

Gull Lake Sunfish Fleet

We’re sailing out of Gull Lake Yacht Club this year, so bring the family!  There’s a beach, a swim area, a kids play area with swings, slide and more, ping pong table, and we’ve included a list of nearby attractions for those who choose not to sail.  Guests may set up an account at the club for the weekend for snack bar and Boat Bar purchases. 

the official Notice of Race (NOR) can be found here (.pdf file).  more information can be found at the Gull Lake Sunfish Fleet #704 Facebook page.

august 2012 sunfish midwest schedule

there are a bunch of upcoming Sunfish races in the Midwest Region during the month of August.  the entire month of August is going to be busy for Sunfish racers, as several weekends have multiple events at different locations.

Tuesday, July 31st to Saturday, August 5th – 50th Sunfish North Americans

this is the 50th Sunfish North Americans, being held on Lake Michigan by Lake Bluff Yacht Club. additional information can be found at the Facebook event page.

youth racing starts tomorrow, with the adult/open racing on Thursday through Saturday.

Sunday, August 5th – Just For Fun #4 (Open)

the Hueston Sailing Association (map to lake here) already hosted Just for Fun #1 (May), Just for Fun #2 (June), and Just for Fun #3 (July).  this is their 4th race in the Just for Fun series.  once again:

Racing 1:30pm to 4:00pm – no fees, no trophies, just fun!

Saturday, Aug 11th to Sunday, Aug 12th – Midwest Regional Championship #1

the 1st regional championship for the Midwest Region will be held at Gull Lake, near Richland, Michigan, and is being hosted by the Gull Lake Sunfish Fleet (GLSF) and the Gull Lake Yacht Club (GLYC).  Friday night begins with registration, with racing to begin on Saturday morning and continue on Sunday.

Sunday, August 12th – Fun Sunfish Regatta (Open)

this is the same day as the Midwest Regional #1 above, but will be down in Ohio.  this race will be held at Kiser Lake State Park in Ohio (map of state park here, .pdf file) and is hosted by the Kiser Lake Sailing Club.  the lake is popular for sailing as motorboats are not allowed on the lake.

Saturday, August 18th – Scowfish Regatta (Open)

this is a regatta for both Sunfish and MC Scow sailboats.  it will be the 7th annual regatta for the MC Scows, and the 11th annual regatta for the Sunfish.  the event is being held at Portage Lake Yacht Club in Pinkney, Michigan. more information can be found here.

Saturday, August 18th – Douglas Lake Regatta (Open)

on the same day as the Scowfish Regatta in southeast Michigan, this regatta is put together by the Douglas Lake Sunfish Fleet 700, and the event will be held on Douglas Lake in the northern part of Michigan’s lower peninsula (Google map).

Beautiful, large inland lake.  Good sized racing fleet.  Lots of room for launching and recovery.

Sunday, August 19th – Lake Charlevoix Open Regatta (Open)

this is fairly close to the race the previous day on Douglas Lake, so it’d be a great way to get 2 races in in the same general area.  Lake Charlevoix (“3rd largest inland lake in Michigan!”) is beautiful – I spent several vacations up there with my best friend back in the ol’ high school days, although back then we were cruising around on jet-skis.  the event is hosted by the Charlevoix Yacht Club, and racing will be held at the northwest end of the lake.

Sunday, August 26th – Lake Bluff Regatta (J Sheppard Memorial Regatta)

this event will be held at Lake Bluff Yacht Club. additional information can be found at their Facebook page.  this is the same venue as the 50th Sunfish North Americans as noted above.

located in Lake Bluff, Illinois along the shore of Lake Michigan north of Chicago.  This provides an excellent place to enjoy sailing and learn in many varied sailing conditions.

Sunday, August 26th – Fun Sunfish Regatta (Open)

this is the same day as the Lake Bluff Regattas above, and is the same racing venue as the Fun Sunfish Regatta on August 12th (see above for information).

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