why is your season over? lots of fun in MI still. this weekend Sept. 19th regatta in Traverse City at GTYC. Oct. 3rd in Harbor Springs always a blast hosted by Irish Boat Shop. UofM fall regatta. One in Grand Rapids too. We are still sailing in Mid MI on tuesday nights and sail our last day Black Friday(day after thanksgiving) on Haithco Lake in Saginaw. this is the best time of the year, typically the wind is up and the water is still warm.
The college kids are just getting started in the Midwest, they go through Thanksgiving. Yacht clubs in Detroit, Chicago and elsewhere are starting up frostbite series. Heck the summer schedule in Detroit goes until mid October. Come on pez, don't make us pasty Midwesterners look bad, we're supposed to handle the cold better than that Granted none of the above are Laser events, with the exception of a college regatta or two.
There's sailing to be had somewhere when there's no ice. Last year at Bayview YC we had to break ice to get the club U20's out of the water after the frostbite series.
Well, I generally sail my Laser well into October (here in Madison, WI), and after that the realfunbegins...
My goal is to keep the time between my last Laser sail and my first iceboat ride down to the minimum (I generally loose about 4-8 weeks in the fall (late Oct. to late Dec.) and just a few weeks in the spring (late March to late April). I don't mind the fall hiatus too much because there's always work to get the DN ready for winter.
If you're interested in sailing during the "hard-water season", drop me a note and I'll try to hook you up with some locals - Michigan is quite the hot-bed of iceboating.
I have a month left, then I'll winterize my Laser. During the winter I will fix everything which needs fixing, store it then get it ready for next season. I will also get out my Mirror and get that ready for next season! It hasn't been used in 4 years!
Abersoch racing season is now over.................but now to home club at Crosby SC on the banks of the River Mersey near Liverpool. A brand new club house to be opened in the next few weeks. Only spend £9.5 million building it !!! anyone wants to come down and sail over winter, very welcome. We rarely freeze up its salt water.........
anyone wants further can PM me.