Annual FUN Regatta - March 6-7, 2004, Traverse City, Michigan

The 2004 GTIYC FUN Regatta is scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday, March 6-7th. Although run under the protocol of IDNIYRA rules, the regatta is designed and operated as a FUN two days of racing. There will be two fleets for DNs (gold and silver) and an open class for all other boats.

Entry fee is $20.00, which covers all racing cost and food on the ice. Proof of liability insurance is required.

Registration will be Friday the 5th at the Grand Traverse yacht Club on West Grand Traverse Bay (13615 South West Bay Shore Drive, also known as M22) beginning at 7:30 p.m. , and at the race site on Saturday the 6th. Skippers meeting will be at 9:00 a.m. Saturday.

Three area lakes currently contain safe ice (North Torch Lake, South Lake Leelanau and Elk Lake). The club is sailing and reviewing all three lakes beginning Wednesday the 3rd.

Weather forecast will be the determining factor for final regatta decisions. Our cold front is a little slow in arriving, but current predictions are for 20 degree nights on Friday and Saturday with snow showers during the daytime. Please check the club web site and/or the ice hot line for final regatta information on Thursday evening.

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hot line = 1-231-922-3836

Corey Hughes, GTIYC