Midwest News

The Bruce Goldsmith Memorial Regatta, hosted by the Devils Lake Yacht Club of Manitou Beach, MI was the location for the Sunfish Midwest Regional No. 1 held on Sept, 16 and 17, 2017.

It was the young woman with the Gold and Blue World Championship sail against the perennial Sunfish King, and once again the girl with the golden tiller came out on top.

It was billed as something of a showdown between three of Hueston Sailing Association's best Sunfish sailors. The Young Gun vs. the Ex-Collegiate vs. the Perennial Champ...

You could call it a youth movement.......

Click here to open a news release regarding the Sunfish sailboat class regatta, 2017 Sunfish Michigan Open Championship, contested on Gull Lake, outside of Kalamazoo, Michigan, June 3-4.

The weather was a bit crazy. Saturday, the winds kept shifting. Sometimes there was no wind at all. One race didn’t even finish in time. Sunday had its own issues with morning fog threatening, then delaying, then returning mid-races so navigation was, at times, by compass.

Opening Saturday dawned with a steady rain that was forecast to have thunderstorms and is believed that forecast caused many sailors to choose to stay home. The Sunfish and Lightning faithful, however, gathered once again for this longstanding regatta to sail and race, then later share memories of long time Devils Lake Yacht Club member and sailing champion Bruce Goldsmith.

Dan Norton puts in a solid performance to capture the 2016 Sunfish US Masters Championship held at Gull Lake, MI.

Don't miss the annual championship for sailors 40 and over.

Four-time winner Dan Norton of Hudson, Michigan, had an injury preventing his coming to defend, so the Sunfish sailors assembled to determine a new champion. While the air temperatures were a little cool, enthusiasm was hot to get out racing and have some fun.

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