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2013 Butterfly Wrangle winner is.....Doug Peckover
There was some close racing as the Dallas Butterfly fleet prepares for the upcoming Butterfly Single Handed's Regatta in Spring Lake in a couple of weeks. Check it out here.
Here is a blue Butterfly going through the shop which hopefully brings us blue sky's and warm weather!
One of the new Barnett 1400's that is waiting for summer to come real soon. They are fast and fun and are in production right now. They sail great with one or two people and are easily setup and sailed in no time flat. A great beach, cottage or camp boat.
2013 Butterfly National Championship
This years regatta will be hosted by the Torch Lake Yacht Club from July 16-18th. For further details contact Dan Lorimer or checkout the TLYC website at http://www.tlycc.com/. This is a great venue for sailing and always draws a lot of participants. See you there.
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The 2013 Butterfly Single Handed Championship will be held at the Spring Lake Yacht Club on June 19th through the 21st.
2013 Butterfly Singlehanded's
It sounds like next year's regatta will be held the third weekend of June over in Spring Lake, Michigan. The dates that are coming together are the 21st through the 23rd. It will have been 7 years since SLYC last held the event and this is a great opportunity for the class to come sail this fun venue. We will keep everyone updated as we hear more in
2012 Inland 20 Championships
What a great time at Wawasee, they sure know how to throw a great party or should I say regatta. Lots of different faces up at the top this time around. The runner up was Steve Catlin, who is starting this always the bridesmaid type of thing. It was great to see him sailing a really fast boat which was his Dad's, rumor has it he really liked how the boat scooted when it was in fresh wind. I think we can expect Steve to be sailing Dad's Windward next season. Rounding out the rest of the top five were Bob Herdrich in third, Joe Ewing in fouth and Steve Scheck in fifth. The overall champ was Aaron Lynn in first. More to follow. For more results check out the Inland 20 webpage.
2012 Butterfly Nationals at CLYC
What a great time to be had by all up at Crystal Lake, with a huge fleet of 111 boats racing what more could you ask for. A big thanks goes out to Kelly Winters who did an excellent job of chairing this regatta, everything was covered from great raffles to good food and of course great racing. This has to be one of the best regattas I have attended in a long time. Thanks to her family as well and fellow club members who put in some long hours making this happen.
If the parties were good so was the racing. The new 2012 champ was David Griswold from MYC, he sailed a great regatta and was very consistent. We saw some new talented sailors coming up through the ranks as well pushing the known top of the fleet sailors like Mason and Frank, we saw Ella Wynsma, Sam Ralston and Ben Finkelstein all Grand Rapids sailors crowding the top of the results board. Everyone you seemed to talk too had a great race, a couple of great races, or a great regatta. Having fun, making friends and racing on blue waters is what it is all about.
We were also happy to see a bunch of our boats as well up in the results as well, it never hurts to have the top six boats in the top ten and have the champion and runner up sailing new 2012s. Thanks for sailing so fast everyone.
Thanks for the great photos, David. if you are looking for THE photo shot check out David's website.
Lights, Camera , Action!
Butterfly Light Air Sailing
Click here to see all Butterfly instructional videos.
Windward Boatworks is excited to present our new coaching and instruction video series for the Butterfly. We teamed up with one of the best sailors in the country, Doug Peckover, a multiple time world and national champion in the Laser class and also the Butterfly class to help us produce a video series that makes it easy for everyone to get better and learn something new. This multiple part series is featured on our youtube site. We hope everyone enjoys this and we look forward to seeing everyone out on the race course!
- Butterfly Racing Comments
- Butterfly Racing Tips
- Butterfly Heavy Air Sailing
- Butterfly Medium Air Sailing
- Butterfly Light Air Sailing