Saturday, September 24, 2010 — Traverse City, Michigan



The 2012 GTYC LASER Fall Regatta and second leg of the BABEL CUP was held on Saturday September 29th. It was a “Chamber of Commerce Day on West Grand Traverse Bay”.


Sixteen boats (12 standard rig, 4 radial) sailed in the 5 race no throw out series. The breeze filled in at noon and built to the mid teens by race four. RC/PRO Jordon Owen ran four legs in each race and ended race five with six legs.


Jeff Ragains was hot out of the box and won race one followed by Jamie Stuursma and Frank Reeg. After 3 races Ragains and Stuursma were tied at five points each, with a “shoot out at the OK Corral” in the making. Reeg was holding on to top junior/standard rig and tied with Than Dykstra for third. The breeze built to the low/mid teens for races four and five. The battle was on between Stuursma and Ragains, breeze on, hiking hard up wind and surfing downwind. When the dust settled, Stuursma was able to hold off Ragains to repeat as Fall Champion and defend his hold on The BABEL CUP. Congrats Jamie. Tom Babel finished 3rd overall, followed by Dykstra and Reeg.


In the Radial Fleet, GTYC’s Dirk Phelps sailed a strong regatta placing first, seventh over-all with 35 points. Ryan Clulo was second Radial with 45 points followed by Sarah Corder (top female) in third.


After racing the fleet enjoyed some hot dogs from WARES FROSTY TREAT and cool beverages. Thanks to Jim Sorbie and his crew for on the water support and pictures, and to Sally Corder for registration. The fleet is looking forward to the 2013 Spring Regatta next May.

Results: 2012 GTYC Fall Regatta


1st Jamie Stuursma 2,1,2,2,2 9 1st BABEL CUP

2nd Jeff Ragains 1,3,1,3,3 11

3rd Tom Babel 5,6,3,1,1 16

4th Than Dykstra 4,2,5,4,4 20

5th Frank Reeg 3,4,4,11,5 27 Top Junior


6th G. Peet 31

7th D. Phelps 35 Top Radial

8th R. Clulo 45 Radial

9th A. Cornwell 47 Top Cornwell

10th S. Corder 53 Radial/woman

11th S. Cornwell 55

12th S. Corder 57

13th J.Corder 60

14th W. Cornwell 69

15th M. Cornwell 72

16th G. Cornwell 74


Submitted by: T. Babel





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