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The Hand Resurfaces For Great Lakes 52' Series

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  • The Hand Resurfaces For Great Lakes 52' Series

    Great Lakes 52 Fleet grows and launches new series

    Great Lakes (January 22, 2020) 2020 will launch the first Great Lakes 52 Season Series (GL52 Season Series). The growing premier monohull big boat racing fleet has achieved critical mass in the Great Lakes and the teams are excited for close boat on boat racing. The 52’s are the perfect boat for the great lakes. The powerful, agile, boats are renowned for buoy racing yet fast enough to win line honors in distance racing as has been the case in the past few years in the Queens Cup, Bayview and Chicago to Mackinac events.
    The series starts with the Chicago NOOD and finishes with the first annual Great Lakes 52 Championship at Macatawa Bay Yacht Club. The 2020 GL52 Season Series includes:
    • -Chicago NOOD
    • -Bayview Mackinac Race
    • -Chicago Race to Mackinac
    • -UGotta Regatta, Harbor Springs, MI
    • -Verve Cup, Chicago
    • -GL 52 Championship, Holland, MI

    This year is poised to be a great match up between a very competitive fleet of boats including; Doug Devos’ Windquest, Chis Duhon’s Mockingbird, Austin and Gwen Fragomen’s Interlodge, Laura and Bob Hughes’ Heartbreaker and Jim Murray’s Callisto. Phil and Sharon O’Neill have purchased the Fox that will be re-named Natalie J while their previous Natalie J is for sale. Victor Wild will be joining the fleet for the Verve and GL 52 Championship with his new 52 Fox.

    This new series, in closely limited and handicapped boats with ORR time on time scoring, promises to bring close, exciting, near boat on boat racing to the great lakes’ most iconic inshore and offshore races. At the GL 52 Championship in addition to and Overall winner, both the Offshore and Inshore Season Winners will be recognized to further bolster the Series appeal.
    The 2020 GL52 Season Series will be hosted by yacht scoring at the following link and the page will be populated with details in the coming weeks.
    The series was formed by like-minded owners interested in close, fleet racing.
    " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella" Photo Gallery

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          Great Lakes 52 Series Getting Rescheduled

          As with many regattas world wide, the COVID-19 pandemic has cause havoc on many sailing events and the newly formed GL52 Series is no exception!

          Yet there is hope on the horizon, with today's announcement:

          When one door closes another one opens. We will miss the Chicago to Mac race but are excited about the new Manitou Challenge July 18! A Caribbean 600 style around the islands race, starting and finishing in Harbor Springs. A variety of course configurations to go with wind directions and speed and plenty of mark rounding's to keep the crew engaged . Hard to find a more picturesque racetrack, it will be a spectacle to watch these boats stretch their legs on all points of sail.

          Course for Manitou Challenge

          The 8 GL52 Boats registered for the series!

          Class president Greg Stewart advises: We are working on a revised schedule for the GL52 Series that will be released soon.
          " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"

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            The Great Lakes 52 Series To Start This Weekend!

            The long awaited resurgence of 52's is about to get underway with the Bayview Mackinac Challenge. 7 boats have answered the call,
            two of which are PAC 52 derivatives. Victor Wild's FOX and the former Invisible Hand, now sailing as Callisto with
            new owner Jim Murray.

            " I just found out my nest egg has salmonella"

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              We cleaned her every other day for a month and half while she was here in Alameda, back in the day. Good times... good times...

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