2011 GTYC LASER FALL REGATTA AND BABEL CUP
hosted by — GRAND TRAVERSE YACHT CLUB (GTYC)
sanctioned by — TRAVERSE CITY LASER FLEET
Saturday, September 24, 2010 — Traverse City, Michigan
The GTYC Fall Laser Regatta was held on West Grand Traverse Bay on Saturday September 24. The spring and fall regattas are totaled for the overall winner of the Babel Cup.
Jamie Stuursma - 2011 GTYC Laser Fall Regatta and BABEL CUP Champion
A very shifty southwest 6-12 kt breeze greeted the six participants. The cloudy/rainy sky gave way to a beautiful sunny fall day, with the warm fall waters of west bay in contrast with the frigid temperatures of the spring regatta. PRO/RC Jorden Owen called for a five race/no throw out series with windward-leeward and modified triangle courses. The racing was tight from start to finish with places changing with every puff and shift; a true test of tactics and boat handling.
The scores entering race five were Jamie Stuursma-9pts, Jon Forton 10pts, Than Dykstra 10pts and Tom Babel 11pts. In race five Stuursma and Forton were able to get off the start line cleanly, play the first shifts and extend on the fleet. Stuursma held off a last run challenge by Forton to win the race and the championship. Forton had to settle for the silver medal with Dykstra taking the bronze. Stuursma was also the overall winner of the Babel Cup with a 2nd in the spring regatta combined with his win in the fall regatta for a total of three points. Than Dykstra was second in the cup with four points.
After racing the fleet enjoyed some Chili Dogs from WARES FROSTY TREAT with college football on the big screen. The fleet looks forward to the 2012 Spring Regatta next May.
Complete Results Fall Regatta:
1) Jamie Stuursma 10 pts - 1st Babel Cup 3pts
2) Jon Forton 12
3) Than Dyksta 13 - 2nd Babel Cup 4pts
4) Tom Babel 16
5) George Peet 24
6) Todd Vigland 30
SUBMITTED BY: TOM BABEL
NOTICE OF RACE
1. RULES: The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing.
2. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY:
2.1 The regatta is open to all Lasers that meet with the obligations of the Laser Class Rules and the RULES of this regatta.
2.2 Entry can be made at GTYC between 1100 hrs & 1130 hrs on Saturday September 24.
3. FEES: $20.00, ($10 for Juniors)
4. SCHEDULE: Day Time Event
1130 Skipper's Meeting
1200 1st Warning
No warning signal after 1530 hrs
Food & beverages provided after racing along with awards
5. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS: skippers meeting
5.1 COURSES: will be windward/leeward or triangle as described in the sailing instructions.
7.1 as many races as possible and one (1) race must be completed to constitute a regatta.
Grand Traverse Yacht Club 13653 West Bayshore Drive Traverse City, MI 49684