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STUURSMA REPEATS! 2012 GTYC Fall Regatta & BABEL CUP
The 2012 GTYC LASER Fall Regatta and second leg of the BABEL CUP was held on Saturday September 29th. It was a “Chamber of Commerce Day on West Grand Traverse Bay”.
Sixteen boats (12 standard rig, 4 radial) sailed in the 5 race no throw out series. The breeze filled in at noon and built to the mid teens by race four. RC/PRO Jordon Owen ran four legs in each race and ended race five with six legs.
Jeff Ragains was hot out of the box and won race one followed by Jamie Stuursma and Frank Reeg. After 3 races Ragains and Stuursma were tied at five points each, with a “shoot out at the OK Corral” in the making. Reeg was holding on to top junior/standard rig and tied with Than Dykstra for third. The breeze built to the low/mid teens for races four and five. The battle was on between Stuursma and Ragains, breeze on, hiking hard up wind and surfing downwind. When the dust settled, Stuursma was able to hold off Ragains to repeat as Fall Champion and defend his hold on The BABEL CUP. Congrats Jamie. Tom Babel finished 3rd overall, followed by Dykstra and Reeg.
In the Radial Fleet, GTYC’s Dirk Phelps sailed a strong regatta placing first, seventh over-all with 35 points. Ryan Clulo was second Radial with 45 points followed by Sarah Corder (top female) in third.
After racing the fleet enjoyed some hot dogs from WARES FROSTY TREAT and cool beverages. Thanks to Jim Sorbie and his crew for on the water support and pictures, and to Sally Corder for registration. The fleet is looking forward to the 2013 Spring Regatta next May.
Results: 2012 GTYC Fall Regatta
1st Jamie Stuursma 2,1,2,2,2 09 1st BABEL CUP2nd Jeff Ragains 1,3,1,3,3 11
3rd Tom Babel 5,6,3,1,1 16
4th Than Dykstra 4,2,5,4,4 20
5th Frank Reeg 3,4,4,11,5 27 Top Junior6th G. Peet 31
7th D. Phelps 35 Top Radial 8th R. Clulo 45 Radial
9th A. Cornwell 47 Top Cornwell10th S. Corder 53 Radial/woman
11th S. Cornwell 55
12th S. Corder 57
13th J.Corder 60
14th W. Cornwell 69
15th M. Cornwell 72
16th G. Cornwell 74
May 12, 2012
2012 GTYC Spring Regatta
The 2012 GTYC Laser Spring Regatta was held on May 12, 2012. The racers were greeted by a light 5-10 mph Northerly breeze under sunny skies. Over a dozen Radial and standard rigs sailed in the five race, no throw-out series.
The standard rig fleet was dominated by Jamie Stuursma (GTYC) with a total of six points. His boat speed, solid tactics and great starts proved unstoppable by the remainder of the fleet. Jeff Ragains (Chicago) sailed a strong series to finish second. Past spring champion Jon Forton (GTYC) finished third.
In the radial fleet, Dirk Phelps sailed strong to win the gold medal. He was followed by Ryan Clulo and Colton Gerber in second and third respectively.
Results for the Regatta are here.
Special thanks to Jordon Owen (PRO), Jim Sorbie & crew (support, pictures), Team Phelps (on the water support) and Bob Clark (on the water support). After racing, the fleet was treated to cold refreshments and hot dogs from WARES FROSTIE TREAT.
2012 Tuesday Night Sailing Is Back
Come Juniors! Come Masters! Come beginners! Come Vets! Lets get the numbers back up that we’ve had in years past and have some fun on Tuesday Nights! IT’S TUESDAY NIGHT!
START THINKING ABOUT.....The water is still very cold on May 12th. Have a birthday coming up? ... ask for a DRY SUIT!
2011 GTYC Fall Laser Regatta & Babel Cup
The GTYC Fall Laser Regatta was held on West Grand Traverse Bay on Saturday September 24. The spring and fall regattas are totaled for the overall winner of the Babel Cup.
Jamie Stuursma - 2011 GTYC Laser Fall Regatta and BABEL CUP Champion
A very shifty southwest 6-12 kt breeze greeted the six participants. The cloudy/rainy sky gave way to a beautiful sunny fall day, with the warm fall waters of west bay in contrast with the frigid temperatures of the spring regatta. PRO/RC Jorden Owen called for a five race/no throw out series with windward-leeward and modified triangle courses. The racing was tight from start to finish with places changing with every puff and shift; a true test of tactics and boat handling.
The scores entering race five were Jamie Stuursma-9pts, Jon Forton 10pts, Than Dykstra 10pts and Tom Babel 11pts. In race five Stuursma and Forton were able to get off the start line cleanly, play the first shifts and extend on the fleet. Stuursma held off a last run challenge by Forton to win the race and the championship. Forton had to settle for the silver medal with Dykstra taking the bronze. Stuursma was also the overall winner of the Babel Cup with a 2nd in the spring regatta combined with his win in the fall regatta for a total of three points.
Than Dykstra was second in the cup with four points. After racing the fleet enjoyed some Chili Dogs from WARES FROSTY TREAT with college football on the big screen. The fleet looks forward to the 2012 Spring Regatta next May.
Complete Results Fall Regatta:
1) Jamie Stuursma 10 pts - 1st Babel Cup 3pts
2) Jon Forton 12
3) Than Dyksta 13 - 2nd Babel Cup 4pts
4) Tom Babel 16
5) George Peet 24
6) Todd Vigland 30
Submitted by Tom Babel
2011 GTYC Spring Laser Regatta:
The GTYC Spring Laser Regatta was held on West Grand Traverse Bay on May 14, 2011. Nine skippers were greeted with cold air/water temps, 12-18 Northerly wind and a driving rain. Perfect spring Laser Racing conditions in Traverse City.
Jordon Owen (RC/PRO) scheduled a 5 race/no throw out series. Ultimately, four races were sailed as the series was cut short due to thermal issues. A dry suit was the order of the day. The four legged, relatively short courses lead to some very close racing. First at the weather mark was often decided by the right of way vessel.
Than Dykstra (GTYC) was very consistent, sailed strong in all four races and had no big mistakes. He posted finishes of 2,1,1,1 to win the series. Than is a past GTYC Fleet Champion and demonstrated that form to convincingly win this regatta.
It was a tight race for second place. Jamie Stuursma and Patrick Gerber tied on 13 points. Jamie won the tie-breaker with a 1st in race one leaving Patrick with the bronze for the day. Both skippers sailed hard in the northerly breeze and waves. Jamie came back from an OCS in race two, and later a collision with Pete Comfort, to show a true test of survival.
Three Jr Sailors Participated. Pete Kirby-Miller was the top Jr in sixth place over-all. Elle Rivard was the top female in 7th. Fourteen year old Colton Gerber sailed very well all day, with no hat and no capsizes. Nicely done Colton.
Racers were treated to some warm chili dogs from WARES FROSTY TREAT at the completion of racing.
Special thanks to Jim Sorbie and crew of the safety boat.
Submitted by: T. Babel
More Pictures of the 2011 GTYC Spring Laser Regatta
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