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Fun-loving Beaver Island Race Weekend

by Little Traverse YC 6 Sep 2020 02:00 PDT 29-30 August 2020

Little Traverse YC annually hosts their popular 68.0nm Beaver Island Race Weekend towards the end of summer. This year was different than past races, due to the pandemic guidelines they had to adhere to from the State of Michigan.

Nevertheless, the race must go on! And, they did! It is a straightforward weekend regatta, comprising of two legs of 34.0nm each: a round-trip from a start off Harbor Point Light in Little Traverse Bay, out into Lake Michigan, across to Beaver Island, finishing off St. James Light. Stay overnight on anchor or mooring, then race back.

On the outbound race to Beaver Island, winning that first leg was Bob Matthews's J/105 Gryphon, with Scott Sellers's J/111 No Surprise taking second. On the return, Sellers's No Surprise too 2nd again while Matthews's Gryphon dropped to fourth place. For the combined results, the J/111 NO Surprise lost the tie-breaker to take the silver overall, while the J/105 Gryhpon took the bronze. A great outing for these two determined competitors.

More Little Traverse YC Beaver Island Race sailing information here.

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