On Black Friday (what retail people call the day after Thanksgiving) there was an annual regatta hosted by the Mid-Michigan Fleet (Saginaw).
For a great write up by Matt Princing check out mdprincing.wordpress.com
196120/LABELLE, TOM 1 ROCHESTER, MI
177190/COBERLY, BILL 2 LINWOOD, MI
28159/MCCORMICK, DILLION 3 LANSING, MI
188722/MCCORMICK, DAN 4 WHITE LAKE, MI
158729/COBERY, GREG 5 GRAND RAPIDS, MI
166930/SERGENT,VICTOR 6 CLEVELAND, OHIO
129246/NICKELS, TIM FENTON, MI
129387/SCOTT, TIM SAGINAW, MI
800813/PRINCING, WILLIE SAGINAW, MI
158173/PEET, GEORGE BOYNE CITY, MI
174255/BANNER, JON SAGINAW, MI
176255/HERNICK, TOM FRANKENMUTH, MI
73814/HART, TERRY FRANKENMUTH, MI
158???/PRINCING, LEROY HEMLOCK, MI
BLACK FRIDAY LASER REGATTA
November 27, 2009
1. INVITATION: The Mid Michigan Laser Fleet invites you to the first annual Black
Friday Laser Regatta to be held on Lake Haithco, a 40 acre lake
located in Saginaw County’s William H. Haithco Recreation Area,
2121 Schust Road, Saginaw, Michigan 48603.
2.1 The regatta will be governed by the rules as defined by the Racing Rules of
Sailing and the International Laser Class Association.
3. ELIGIBILITY AND ENTRY
3.1 The regatta will be open to all Laser class boats as described by ILCA.
3.2 Eligible boats may enter by completing registration at the launch site by
12:00PM EST on the date of the regatta.
4.1 No fee will be charged for this regatta
5.1 Registration will be held at the launch site from 11:00 to 12:00 on Saturday
November 27, 2009.
5.2 1:00 PM Warning signal for the first race with additional races to follow.
No more than 7 races will be held with no race starting after
Awards and discreet libations shortly following the last race.
6. SAILING INSTRUCTIONS
6.1 Sailing instructions will be made available at registration.
7.1 Lake Haithco is a 40 acre lake oriented in a N-S direction. The launch site
is located at the north end of the lake off a grassy beach. Vehicles may take
boats to the beach, but must be parked in the nearby parking lot. A map is
7.2 Due to near shore trees and an apartment complex near the west shore the
wind can be quite shifty.
8. THE COURSES
8.1 The course will be windward - leeward. An offset at the windward mark and
gate at the leeward mark may be used depending on the number of
participants or as noted in 8.2
8.2 A trianglular course may be used if the wind direction, velocity and the
number of participants warrants.
9.1 1 race will constitute a regatta.
9.2 When at least 5 races have been completed a boats score will be the total of
her race scores excluding her worst race
9.1 A total of 3 prizes will be awarded to the top 3 three boats with the lowest
combined score as defined in 9.2