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Great Lakes Yacht Club Fall Series

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GREAT LAKES YACHT CLUB

Invites you to

The 2004 Fall Series

5 weekends in October on the DRYA “A” Course on Lake St. Clair Sunday’s

October 3, 10, 17, 24

And Saturday October 30 w/Flag for best Costumes

Spinnaker and Jib & Main classes will be available depending on applications.

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Michigan? Here's what I think of it

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Late last year, on a tight deadline, I asked for your help.

More than 1,000 of you sent ideas I borrowed to write an essay, about as long as this column, on what makes Michigan special. It would appear in a book of photos shot throughout the state by pros and amateurs.

"Michigan 24/7" (DK Publishing, $24.95) is out this week. Now I can share with you the essay that, at the last minute, I had to painfully trim by one-third.

I hope my handful of words might reflect the state we love.

"I live at the tip of Michigan's little finger, proud that my state is shaped like a body part. We are the handprint of America, although some say we resemble an oven mitt. We point to where we live on our palms. Glance at any map -- or look at the planet from space -- and you'll spot us there in the middle of the continent, nearly surrounded by water.   more...

 



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Basic Considerations for Cruisers

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By the time you have been out sailing for a month or two, you'll find that a particular cruising routine has evolved. The sun wakes you in the morning and you start yawning just after sundown. The first cup of coffee or tea seems like ambrosia after a good night's rest. The first storm has come and gone; your anchor held, but there was concern when others in the anchorage were not so lucky. Experienced cruisers make the most of their luck by exercising thoughtful planning and good judgment. The emotional swings that you and your loved one are still having at this early stage can be troublesome. One moment you feel intense joy that your cruising dream has come true and then the next you find that nagging question has popped back into your mind: "Did I make a mistake by leaving the security of a shore-based lifestyle?" Don't worry, these feelings are natural given the situation. As you gain more confidence with liveaboard cruising, your broad emotional swings will lessen and you will eventually end up wondering why it took you so long to take up the liveaboard lifestyle in the first place.   more...

 



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The Innerview - A Vision

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Vince Morvillo: Lakewood Yacht Club member and Texas resident Vince Morvillo took the Ensign National Championship in Newport, R.I. this August. Competing against 40 other teams, Morvillo, age 60, who has been blind since the age of 20, beat the competition squarely with a margin of 11 points over the second place finisher. Now that is impressive.

SA spoke to Vince this week:

Vince, congratulations on a great regatta. You took the national championship with a win against seven past national champions, finishing 11 points ahead of the second place finisher, against 40 able-bodied skippers and crew. What did it take to sweep this regatta and take the title?

 

VM  - I had to put together a team that consisted of 3 able-bodied sailors who could share the dream of a blind sailor of winning. It meant they had to be excellent sailors in their own right & crazy enough to get in a boat with a blind skipper.

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NEW RECORD FOR ORANGE II

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On the morning of Saturday 25th September, Bruno Peyron and his 10 person crew beat the Mediterranean record from Marseille to Carthage (Tunisia). The maxi-catamaran crossed the finish line in Carthage on Saturday morning at 02.09 and 42 seconds, beating the current record, held by the American Steve Fosett, by 50 minutes. Following their departure from Marseille on the morning of Friday 24th September at 08.13 and 29 seconds, after being blocked in teh old Port on the previous day due to a very strong Mistral, Orange II very quickly ran into some very robust wind and sea conditions. Winds of 30 to 35 knots with gusts of up to 45 knots and a chaotic sea led to some anxious moments with the boat almost heading off course at high speed.   more...

 



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Walleye slowly making Lake Michigan their home

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 was in mid-cast when Mike Norris yelled, "There it is.'' Mission accomplished. We spent Wednesday on a quest for walleye on southern Lake Michigan near East Chicago, Ind., either by catching them or seeing them on the underwater viewer, Aqua-Vu.

Is there more interest by walleye fishermen or more walleye in southern Lake Michigan? I don't know, but it's fun finding out. I'm glad the question has changed from "Are walleye in southern Lake Michigan?''

"We don't know a whole lot,'' said Janel Palla, assistant biologist for Lake Michigan for Indiana's Department of Natural Resources. "Last winter, they nailed them right outside of the office here [at Michigan City]. There is adequate forage, if you look at the gobies. Inside the Port [of Indiana] discharge, there's gizzard shad. The population is probably expanding a little bit.''

Incidental reports of walleye certainly increased the last few months, even in Illinois, where a shore angler caught a walleye at Wilmette Harbor in June.   more...

 



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Tests find dangerous dioxin levels across Bay County

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Dioxins aren't just Midland's problem anymore.

Harmful levels of the toxic chemicals have been found in the shoreline soils and sediment of the Saginaw River and bay - well beyond the Dow Chemical Co. plant on the Tittabawassee River.

Dioxins have been found as far out as six miles into the bay, said Allan C. Brouillet, enforcement specialist with the DEQ in Bay City.

More testing will be done by the state next month to further assess the dangers to humans.

But the Bay City area may never get a chance to help decide how the pollution is addressed. Dow Chemical representatives are in closed-door meetings with the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, developing a plan that could let Dow leave more pollution in the rivers and bay than current state standards allow.   more...

 



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Fund-raising for new park over the top

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Efforts to buy 500 acres of dune property in northwest Ottawa County for a county park have so far raised more than $1 million in pledges -- improving chances of obtaining critical state grants.

At a Sunday press conference, the Committee to Acquire North Ottawa Dunes announced that $1.33 million has been raised to date in local donations and pledges. The announcement came prior to a public walk of the targeted property in Ferrysburg and Spring Lake Township.

And in a related development, the Ottawa County Parks and Recreation Department announced it will be upping its pledged participation in the project from $1.2 million to $1.85 million. The increase from the county's special millage for parks will allow the county to pare down its grant request to the state from $4.9 million to $3.9 million. The increased millage expenditure is expected to be approved by the county board Tuesday.    more...

 



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We need to keep the ferry afloat

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. - Some Torontonians recently cancelled their weekend plans to lodge at a bed and breakfast in the Rochester, N.Y., area. The Canadian guests had planned to travel by way of the high-speed ferry, the Spirit of Ontario, which began operations between Toronto and Rochester on June 18. But the ferry, purchased for US$42.5-million, is now sitting idle in the Port of Rochester as its operators try to work out the unanticipated financial and bureaucratic challenges they've been faced with. Those challenges must be overcome to ensure the Spirit of Ontario can again take its place as an engine of economic growth for both sides of Lake Ontario.   more...

 



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US Sailing's Match Racing Championship

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US Sailing's Match Racing Championship's was held as planned at St. Petersburg YC - just before the arrival of Hurricane Jeanne. Racing Sonars, the team from Seawanhaka Corinthian YC, with skipper Karl Ziegler and crew Dean Brenner and Michael Welch, defeated ten other teams to take home the Prince Of Wales Bowl. In the finals, they scored three straight wins against the San Diego YC's Bill Hardesty, sailing with Jeff Nelson and Brian Bessel. Last year's winner Nathan Hollerbach and his team from Bayview YC won two straight against Southern Yacht Club for the third spot.   more...



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J24 World Championships Opening Day

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The Noroton, CT – The 2004 Citibank J/24 World Championships opened to a packed audience today, as the patio of the Noroton YC was filled to capacity to welcome 75 teams from around the world who have descended on this delightful corner of the world. Over 400 competitors traveled from 14 countries to race for the ultimate prize in the J/24 class, the title of 2004 World Champion. Chasing silver this year may prove to be especially challenging as the line up of competitors is impressive. World Champions Dave Curtis (USA), Brad Read (USA) and Kazuyuki Hyodo (Japan), plus the great Tito Gonzalez (Chile) are here and will be battling for top honors throughout the week. Rossi Milev (CAN), who just won the 2004 Knickerbocker    more...



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Bass jump on frogs, rats and other topwaters

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FrogsIf you get the chills thinking about a big largemouth bass smashing a buzzbait or "walking" topwater lure, seeing a soft-plastic rat or frog disappear in a startling explosion might send you over the edge.

"Rat fishing," as it's generically called in the South, is one of the most fun ways to catch fish.

There's no great skill involved if fish have been located, other than to determine the retrieve rate. Some fish like to see a rat or frog moved slowly; others want it hopping along at a pretty good clip.

Frogs, rats and other topwater lures that fall into the niche typically are comprised of a weighted, hollow body with an internal harness to which are attached two monster hooks.   more...

 



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Docks: Skip, Pitch & Flip

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Skipping, pitching and flipping docksThe gnarly old boat dock has stood on this point in Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks for decades. Beneath its weathered planks are long-forgotten brushpiles. A creek channel swings within spitting distance of its T-section.

It is a natural attraction for both bass and bass fisherman.

On this day, several pros stop to sample the dock's offerings.

Shaw Grigsby flips it.

Gary Klein pitches it.

Gerald Swindle skips it.

Same dock. Same conditions. Same situation.

Different approaches.

The scenario described above didn't actually happen. But it certainly could have — and has many times.

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E-TEC: A Turn-Key Operation

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By Sarah Moore-Barnett

EvinrudeLet’s face it, when it comes to boating, sometimes we except to sacrifice: performance for cleanliness, comfort for durability, and so on. Fortunately for us, Bombardier is a company not used to compromising. So, when they took charge of Evinrude, they decided it was time for a change.

If we made an outboard wish list, it would probably go something like this: high-performing, low-maintenance, quiet, affordable, and, if possible, clean. A number of companies have come out with clean, quiet engines that were a bit of a sacrifice, so when Bombardier’s new Evinrude E-TEC debuted, there were plenty of skeptics who surmised that a “clean and quiet” engine must be synonymous with wimpy.   more...

 

 



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Unwire and Unwind: Wi-Fi Boating Explained

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By Sarah Moore-Barnett

*It was 1997 in a Manhattan McDonald’s that I first saw dial-up access to the Internet in a nonconventional setting. We had ditched the wires to our phones, but were increasingly becoming dependent on the wires connecting our computers. It was only a matter of time until Wi-Fi spread.

Wi-Fi sounds more like a car-care product than a technological breakthrough, but for those of you who haven’t caught wind of it via the office techie or at Starbucks, Wi-Fi stands for “wireless fidelity,” a play off of Hi-Fi (“high fidelity” audio). Let’s get basic: it’s just a fancy way to say “wireless internet access.”  more...

 

 



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