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Macomb sees its future as waterfront playground

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What's a good way to grow commerce, recreation and tourism in Macomb County?

Just add water. More specifically, Lake St. Clair and the Clinton River.

County Executive Mark Hackel wants to revitalize the county economy by redeveloping and promoting its two major waterways.

He envisions a waterfront entertainment district that might have hotels, restaurants, a casino and a walkable pier while people are swimming, kayaking and paddle-boarding nearby.

Trying to shake southeastern Michigan's image as an aging industrial center, Hackel wants its economy to shift from one type of blue to another, from blue-collar to the deep blue waters.  more...



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MBIA celebrates National Marina Day to promote the benefits of boating and the marina lifestyle

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May 21, 2012, Livonia, MI- Michigan Boating Industries Association (MBIA) is partnering with the Association of Marina Industries and many other organizations in the celebration of the gateways to boating for National Marina Day, June 9, 2012.  National Marina Day was created in 2001, and annually dedicates the second Saturday in June to recognize marinas across the country. more

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Cam McNeil Wins Melges MC Shakedown Regatta!

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One race here on Sunday at Reeds Lake in Grand Rapids , Michigan.  Light conditions for race 5 and the modified W2 course. Jamie Kimball had a great start and worked up the middle along with Pete Comfort and were both met by EHood at the top mark who sailed up the right center in pressure .  It was a struggle in the shifty conditions under the trees at the top mark to get around the offset with a big 30 degree left shift that came in as boats 3-10 tried to get around the offset.  more...


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Sailing for U.S. in London is a point of pride for Anna Tunnicliff

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Anna Tunnicliffe

Anna Tunnicliffe was born and raised in England. And she has the British accent to prove it.

"With certain words it comes out," she acknowledged.

But that does not, she insists, make this summer's Olympic Games a homecoming.

"I'm American," said Tunnicliffe, who became a U.S. citizen in 2003 and an Olympic gold medalist five years later. "I've spent more than half my life in America. I'm going to England to compete.

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Great Lakes lake levels still below average

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Over the 20 years East Jordan residents Jim and Helen Truchan have lived on the northern side of the South Arm of Lake Charlevoix, they've watched their water line slowly recede.

"I've gone from 65 feet of rolling dock to now 165 feet of dock ... for me, (lower lake levels) is an economic problem," said Jim Truchan, laughing.

The retiree needs the extra 100 feet of dock to get his 25-foot boat out to four feet of water — the three his boat needs, plus the extra foot the hoist needs.  more...



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Day One At 2012 Melges MC Spring Shakedown Regatta In Grand Rapids, MI

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Reporting this week from Grand Rapids, Michigan where we are sailing with 26 teams who are obviously all getting ready for the upcoming MC National Championship at nearby White Lake,Michigan.

While a smaller spring regatta we are not short on heavy hitters for this event.  Also, the event really started yesterday on Friday with a late afternoon training event hosted by EHood and Justin Hood . The seminar included a one hour chalk talk and then another hour and a half on the water for 8 teams.  more...


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Wilson wins Chicago Match Race Center's Spring Invitational

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He and Hans Pusch will advance to the Richardson Trophy in October

Don Wilson and his team of Nathan Hollerbach, Mark Strube and Sam Rogers have won the Chicago Match Race Center's Grade 3 Spring Invitational in a final intense day of match racing in windy and shifty conditions in which no lead was safe.

"I was very happy with his weekend and how the team performed," Wilson said. "Coming into the event we felt pressure because we knew we couldn't lose to [co-worker] Hans Pusch and [CMRC sailing director] Tod Reynolds. Also, this is the team we will be sailing with all summer, and our biggest lesson from the weekend was communication and how important it is." more...



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Grand Haven Pier deteriorating

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GRAND HAVEN, Mich. (WZZM) -  The pier along Lake Michigan in Grand Haven is deteriorating and the US Army Corps of Engineers is urging people to be extra cautious.  The problem stems from a lack of funding and is expected to get worse.

The entrance to the pier has warning signs and a memorial with the faces of two young men, Dan Reiss and Andy Fox.

"I just went through Mothers Day yesterday without my son.  It has been 8 years, but it still hurts.  I don't want anyone else to lose a loved one unnecessarily," says Vicki Cech, Andy's mother.  more...



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Editorial: Quicker solution to Asian carp is now possible

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Let's talk sooner rather than later. That's the upshot of what should be viewed as a positive move by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week. As the Corps develops a recommendation to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes, it will open up the process to the public much sooner than originally planned.

This is rather remarkable. First, the Corps seems to be conceding that the short list of ways to permanently protect the lakes can be compiled sooner rather than later. Second, it is letting the public, and Congress, dive into the decision-making discussion much earlier than it would have otherwise.  more...



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Tours teach lake history, research

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PUT-IN-BAY --Tourists at Put-in-Bay can learn about Ohio history and the important Lake Erie research conducted at The Ohio State's Stone Laboratory by taking a tour of Gibraltar Island this summer.

Science and History Tours of the 6.5-acre island in Put-in-Bay harbor are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays from June 20 through Aug. 15.

Groups will take guided tours of the island, including Perry's Lookout, the glacial grooves, Stone Lab buildings and the outside of Cooke Castle. The second part of the tour will focus on the Lake Erie research currently underway at Stone Lab.  more...



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Lake St. Clair fest teaches students importance of preserving natural resources

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Clinton Township — The butterscotch-colored corn snake patiently allowed students to stroke its back as the presenter held it coiled around her arm.

Some students snapped pictures of "Zeus," while others giggled nervously.

"It's really cool and kind of gross at the same time," said Elizabeth Foster, 11, a fifth-grader at Westwood Elementary School in the Warren Woods Public School District.

Elizabeth was one of about 1,600 Macomb County fourth- and fifth-grade students who gathered Tuesday at Macomb Community College to explore concepts of water conservation, preservation and safety at the fifth annual Lake St. Clair Water Festival. The event's goal was to instill an understanding of stewardship of the earth's water and its impact on all living creatures.  more...



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2012 Great Pond - Great Times

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As many of you know, my family and I have moved from the shores of Western Lake Erie to the somewhat land-locked area of Southern Ohio.  We've been about 10 months on there and it has its unique benefits.  My daughters have adjusted nicely and my wife is fully engulfed in her career.  For me, most of what I do these days involves flying to where I need to work, so it has worked out well.

This winter, Laurie and I decided that we needed a spot to help us with our sailing fix on a regular basis, so we joined the Cowan Lake Sailing Association, in Wilmington, Ohio.  The lake is, well, small.  It is challenging sailing, to say the least.  There is no "mastering" the local knowledge, just avoiding catastrophe.  For my family, it will provide the perfect venue to pack a cooler with dinner and go for an evening cruise mid-week. more...



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Game Day Preparation

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Game Day Preparation - Highlander Style

I try to approach every race day with the same routine.  This eliminates confusion and unnecessary anxiety.  It doesn't always work out, but at least I give it a go every time.

Pre-event I have a solid understanding of the upcoming conditions day-by-day.  I get this from a number of resources.  I have apps on my iPad and have an annual subscription to a weather service.  All the information is viewed as "general" background info as the bigger the events, the more likely you'll find the "its never like this here" syndrome. 

Once organized, I share my expectations with my teammates, along with a snapshot at a daily routine.  NORs & SIs are typically produced early, so it is good to get an idea of when you'll target to leave the dock, etc.  At this point, we try to outline daily responsibilities, like lunches, drinks, dinner reservations, etc.  more...



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What Mode are you in?

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Point mode, or Foot mode?  Know when to use it and how!

The Thistle is an incredibly forgiving boat.  With a few inches of sheet adjustment, you can feel the boat wanting to make its own move!  Recognizing this "feel" is very important in allowing the boat to carve its path upwind!

To preface, let's establish the terms.  "Point Mode" is the upwind point of sail that has you positioning the boat closest to the wind without losing significant speed, also known as pinching.  Conversely, "Foot Mode" is the point of upwind sail that is lower than optimum, but not so low that you have your outside telltails stalling. 

The range between Point and Foot is your "groove".  Depending on your set up, you can have a large groove or a very fine groove....fine being 3-5 degrees and large being 5-7 degrees.  You can see we are very finite in our definition, but the idea of this article is to get you to understand the modes and then put them into action on the race course.  Setting up your boat for the groove that fits you is easy to do and your sailmaker can certainly help with some tuning guidelines.   more...



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Cell Phones and Chart Plotters, Working Together

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Raymarine's e7 systems, one of which is shown here synced with an iPad, are among the smart units that can exchange information with mobile devices.

Your pocket communicator can complement your chart plotter – in fact, it can even talk to it.

Got both a cell phone and a chartplotter? Well, if both are WiFi and Bluetooth capable, you’re at the forefront of electronic navigation. Between these two modern devices navigation is a breeze, and these days, they can even work together to get you from point A to point B.  more...



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