Warm Air, Flat Water, Cold Beer (Week 3)

by Leroy on June 5, 2014

Week three is in the books.  What a beautiful night on the Bay.  Good for lounging, watching, squandering and drifting.  Nice and warm air, flat water cold beer. Winds 3-5kts(WEEEEEEE!) SW, waves<1, 66F air temp RC was Doug with Ludwig and Carrie helping out and the rest of the Houtman boys on board as well. […]


Week 2: DNS

by Leroy May 30, 2014

No sailing as the Bay was angry, cold and frothing at the mouth.  Guess is that four boats would have attempted, the rest not and Doug was overly excited about the lumps, so wisdom prevailed. Grant Hilgers thoughts on the conditions after sailing a Beneteau 36.7 Wednesday night: Conditions were “fresh”.  Wind from 045-060, 15-17 was common […]

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Week 1 Recap (2014 Season)

by Leroy May 22, 2014

Guest commentary this week provided by Commander T. Hart USNR. Not a lot of time this morning but here are some bullet points: Safety Brief in the dry sail area Discussion on upcoming Regatta  (not sure why  someone  had the wrong date, it’s been those dates since Nov??) Great conditions, warm, flat &  6-8,  even though I […]

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2013 Bay City Regatta

by Web Admin June 3, 2013

Fleet 216, Our own Bay City Regatta is coming up in 3 weeks on the 22nd & 23rd, whoopie! I am working with Joe Shotwell on the dinner at the club and need some type of number to give him for the most excellent food that has been served so far this year. Please, go […]

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BOD regatta Report

by Leroy June 3, 2013

BOD report from John with a link below to some awesome footage from our front runner in the Clamso award.  Also here are the results, good job to our good friends Jim Allen and Geo Siple going 1, 2 One Design Division Lightning 1. USA 14975 Atom Lightning Jim Allen 1 1 1 1 1 […]

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Leroy’s Piggyback Recap Riot

by Leroy May 30, 2013

Ok, Piggy backing on G’s email for this weeks recap Week One of the 2013 JDWNS Players: HWNN, Hartbeat, Meanie, Scars, Idiots, S1 and Old Blue(OB) Winds 3-10 kts WSWish waves <1′ Temp a balmy 75F, water temp a chilly upper 50′s F, Water Color = baby shit brown with floaties, current in the river […]

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MI Lightning District Bayview OneDesign regatta

by Web Admin May 23, 2013

Bill Ziegler and Any Monique are looking for crew. I’d happily sail with either one, but just locked in my team for that weekend. Sailing can be a little “sporty”, but seems like the big half of the regatta happens under the big top tent, if you like food, loud music and watching Moths pop […]

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Week 1 recap

by Leroy May 23, 2013

Top O the Morning to you, Race date one is in the books. It was neck and neck between Meanie and HB, at press time it is still undecided who got the best of who. Welcome back to John Boy who was filling in for an ailing Actor. On the Team competition, things have really […]

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George Nickels

by Leroy May 20, 2013

It is with sadness that I pass along this news. George Nickels passed away today at 12:21pm after fighting an illness. Many of you will remember how kind, helpful and fun George was. Lets keep the Nickels family in our thoughts and prayers. I will pass along funeral arrangements when I hear more. M

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Parking assignments

by Leroy May 14, 2013

Attached you will find the parking assignments for this year.  We may be able to squeeze one additional boat to the row on the west, won’t know for a couple of weeks. On another note, I am not sure if you all have heard but Dave and Wendy Lyons are moving to Atlanta,GA.  Dave is […]

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