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Great Lakes Water Levels Jul 10, 2023  Leland

Found an interesting article about Great Lakes water levels and more.

Lake Superior is higher, Lake Michigan is lower....

2022 Adult Learn to Sail Class Aug 07, 2022  Leland

Students and Instructors

Midwest Sunfish Regattas Apr 04, 2022  Leelsnd

Midwest Sunfish Regatta schedule for 2022

Sunfish Class Regatta Schedule

test Jan 19, 2022  lee


Fall 2021 Compound Cleanup Nov 01, 2021  Leland



First Day of 2021 Summer Series May 24, 2021  Leland

May 23, 2021

Refreshments after first day of racing for 2021 season.  18 boats on the starting line.  6 - 10 knot winds.  Then an exciting ride back to the beach when the front came through exactly as forecast.  The temperature dropped 20 degrees, and the wind increased to 20+ knots.

2021 Sunfish Regattas May 05, 2021  Leland

From the Sunish Class Regattas site (much less in Midwest than previous years)

5/15,16/21     Lake Onalaska, La Cross, WI    Mark Kastel

6/6/21           Founders' Day Regatta 2021     United States Midwest     OH/USA     Hueston Sailing Association        Mike Stratton             

6/9-6/13/21     2021 Sunfish North American Championship     United States Championships North Americans     NC/USA     Lake Norman Yacht Club     WQ     John Butine   
NOR     Registration:
7/3/2021         Carpenter Lake Regattaa      Eagle River, WI  David Hanselman
7/11/21          Camptown Races 2021     United States Midwest     OH/USA     Hueston Sailing Association         Mike Stratton     
8/22/21          J Sheppard Jr Regatta    Lake Bluff, IL   Doug Warren

9/4,5/21      Summer's End Regatta    Highland Park, IL    Ellie Sylvan

9/24-9/29/21     2021 Sunfish Women’s North American Championship     United States Southeast Championships North Americans Women's     SC/USA     Columbia Sailing Club     WQ     Crawford Milling   
NOR     Registration:
10/8-10/10/21       2021 US Master's Championship     United States Championships Masters     NY/USA     Rochester Canoe Club     WQ     Doug Kaukeinen / Deirdre Santos-Kaukeinen         
10/23-10/29/21      2021 Sunfish World Championship - the 50th!     FL/USA     Sarasota Sailing Squadron     I     Cindy Swan Clifton

Boat Spa Day, Open Sailing Day Jul 06, 2020  Leland

On June 27th we had our first ever Boat Spa Day and Open Sailing Day

Thanks to all who came down to the beach to assist with cleaning, inspecting, and of course muscle power to move the boats around so we could work on them. 

And thanks to members Rob Baade, Bill Cowlin, Liza Boling, Dan and Julie Wickman (apologize for any spelling errors) who treated their boats to a good cleaning and inspection for problems. We also included club boats in the cleaning effort, some of which were used for the Open Sailing later in the afternnon.  And we got to mingle with some members.

Upcoming Sunfish Regattas Apr 11, 2020  Leland

Nearby Midwest Sunfish Regattas (please check with the regatta contact for the status of the event due to Covid 19 restrictions)

Bayview Yacht Club (Regional)  5/30, 31  Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Founder's Day Regatta  5/31   Hueston Woods State Park, OH
Sunfish North Americans (Postponed)  6/9-14  Hyannis Yacht Club, Hyannis, MA
Greater Detroit Independence Regatta  6/26-28  Roscommon, MI
Carpender Lake Regatta  7/4   Eagle River, WI
Lansing Sunfish Regatta  7/11  Haslett, MI
Sam Myers Regatta  7/11,12 Pymatuning Sailing Club, Andover, OH
Camptown Races Regatta  7/12   Hueston Woods State Park, OH
Michigan Open Championship  8/8,9  Gull Lake Sailing, Kalamazoo, MI
J Sheppard Jr Regatta (Regional)  8/15,16   Lake Bluff, IL
Augusto! Sunfish Regatta  8/23  Hueston Woods State Park, OH
Summer's End Regatta  9/5,6  North Shore Yacht Club, Highland Park, IL
Sunfish US Masters  9/11-13  Wawasee Yacht Club, Syracuse, IN
Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta  9/19,20 Devils Lake Yach Club, Manitou Beach, MI
Great Pumpkin Regatta  10/31  Johnson Slough Tacht Club, Hinsdale, IL

Speed and Smarts Seminar Feb 12, 2020  Leland

Set aside March 7th for our second Speed and Smarts sailing seminar.  Here is a link with more information - Speed and Smarts

Another regatta date update Aug 13, 2019  Leland

Corrected dates for -  Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta at Devils Lake, MI

Sept 14-15, 2019     NOR

Sailing Class 2019 Aug 04, 2019  leland

Sailing Class Students

Students, Instructors, Helpers

Regatta schedule correction Jul 08, 2019  Leland

The correct date for the J Sheppard Regatta listed in the previous post is Sunday Aug 18

Midwest Sunfish Regattas - 2019 Jun 23, 2019  Leland

USSCA North American Championships   6/13 - 6/16   James Island Yacht Club

Carpenter Lake  Regatta  Eagle River, WI  7/6

Lake Lansing Sunfish Regatta  Haslet, MI  7/13

Camptown Races Sunfish Regatta   7/14  College Corner, OH (Hueston Woods State Park)
Kiser Lake Sunfish Regatta  7/21  Rosewood OH
42nd Annual Lakeside Sailing Regatta   8/3-4 Marblehead, OH
Midwest Region Championship #1 - Michigan Open Championship Regatta   8/10-11  Gull Lake, MI
John Sheppard Jr Memorial Regatta   8/17  Lake Bluff Yacht Club
Summer’s End Regatta   8/31-9/1 North Shore Yacht Club (Highland Park, IL)
Labor Day Regatta   8/31-9/1  Greater Detroit Sunfish Club, Roscommon, MI
Midstates Regatta   8/31-9/2  Island Bay Yacht Club, Springfield, IL
Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta  9/21-22  Devils Lake Yacht Club,  Manitou Beach, MI
Clark Lake Yacht Club Invitational Regatta/Tim Dowling Invitational   9/21-22  Clark Lake, MI

Midwest Region Championship #2 - OktoberFast Sunfish Regatta,  10/5-6 College Corner, OH (Hueston Woods State Park)
Great Pumpkin Regatta  10/26  Johnson Slough Yacht CLub, Hinsdale, IL

Speed & Smarts Pictures May 12, 2019  Leland

Speed & Smarts Seminar - May 11, 2019 - ast Lake Bluff Park District - 17 attendees

- excellent seminar
- now we have no excuse for not sailing well



Speed & Smarts Seminar Apr 25, 2019  John Palizza

The time is fast approaching for our May 11th Speed & Smarts seminar featuring Dave Dellenbaugh, one of the premier sailors in the U.S. The morning session will be devoted to Starting and the afternoon will feature Upwind Strategy and Tactics. If you are a sailor interested in racing, no matter what level you are at, you can benefit from coming to this seminar.  Preregistration is required. The cost is $75 and includes lunch and workbooks for each session. More complete descriptions of each session are below. We hope you can join us by following the links above and registering.

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