District 4  Regatta Report

Sat May 16th, 2009 through Sun May 17th, 2009

2009 Tulip Tune-up

 

Report by Eric Lind:

Sunday, May 17th - Gull Lake - Richland, Michigan ó The 56th Annual Tulip Time Tuneup Regatta, hosted by the Gull Lake Yacht Club and the local Star fleet, was sailed this weekend on beautiful Gull Lake in Southwest Michigan. The event continues to draw top Star Sailors from around the world with sailors from Kiel, Germany to Seattle, Washington competing for the prized wooden shoe trophies.

The fleet of 27 entries was greeted on Saturday morning with winds gusting to 30 knots which convinced 8 crews to stay on shore. Two races were sailed with Jud Smith from Boston leading Peter Wright and Marc Pickel by 2 points. As there were only 11 boats still racing at the end of the 2nd race, the PRO, Melinda Titus, chose to send the sailors ashore and hope for better winds on Sunday.

Sundayís wind was spot on in the 8 - 12 range with lots of shifts. The competition was tight in all three races with several exciting mark roundings. Peter Wright and Jud Smith finished 1,2 in Race 3 cutting Judís lead to 1 point, but in Race 4 Peter finished 3rd to Judís 7 and pulled out a 3 point lead. Jud worked hard in the final race, but couldnít get any boats between them. They finished 4,5 to end the regatta 2 pts apart.


Star
Place Boat Skipper Crew Sail #: Fleet 1 2 3 4 5 Total
1 8265   Peter Wright   Dan Wright   8265   Isol   1.0 4.0 1.0 3.0 5.0 14
2 8177   Jud Smith   Brad Balmert   8177   CA   2.0 1.0 2.0 7.0 4.0 16
3 8361   Marc Pickel   Ulf Greve   8361   Brm   3.0 2.0 9.0 4.0 3.0 21
4 8291   Jim Vandermolen   Mike Wolfs   8291   GL   5.0 3.0 6.0 8.0 7.0 29
5 8230   Dan Coughlin   Jon Klerk   8230   HB   10.0 8.0 7.0 9.0 11.0 45
6 8253   Rick Brethorst   Bob Carson   8253   LS   7.0 5.0 8.0 16.0 10.0 46
7 8170   Tom Londrigan Jr   Steve Cutting   8170   LS   4.0 28.0 [DNF] 14.0 1.0 2.0 49
8 8157   Arthur Anosov   Ed Morey   8157   SL   8.0 28.0 [DNC] 4.0 2.0 9.0 51
9 8376   Jon Vandermolen   Steve Ticknor   8376   GL   6.0 28.0 [OCS] 5.0 5.0 8.0 52
10 7105   Bill Babel   Trevor Davis   7105   GL   11.0 9.0 12.0 13.0 15.0 60
11 7670   Gene Mccarthy   Glenn Mccarthy   7670   PPL   17.0 6.0 13.0 22.0 6.0 64
12 8227   Patrick Gudat   Roger Huber   8227   IR   15.0 7.0 11.0 18.0 13.0 64.0001
13 376   Larry Whipple   Phil Trinter   376   PS   28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 3.0 6.0 1.0 66
14 8111   Jeff Schaeffer   Rob Walker   8111   WLM   12.0 28.0 [DNC] 10.0 15.0 14.0 79
15 8125   Don Parfet   Craig Lockerbie   8125   GL   14.0 10.0 21.0 19.0 18.0 82
16 8208   Mac Waldorf   Darin Jensen   8208   GL   13.0 28.0 [DNC] 17.0 17.0 17.0 92
17 8084   Bob Teitge   Thad   8084   DR   18.0 28.0 [DNF] 19.0 11.0 19.0 95
18 8168   Greg Smith   TC Belco   8168   GL   28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 15.0 12.0 12.0 95.0001
19 7739   Roger Turner   Tony Collard   7739   GL   28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 16.0 10.0 16.0 98
20 7936   Fred Einspahr   Steve Bigelow   7936     16.0 28.0 [DNC] 18.0 14.0 28.0 [DNC] 104
21 7664   Al Covington   Steve Gerst   7664   IR   28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 22.0 21.0 20.0 119
22 8036   Jack Rickard   Chris Walner   8036   WH   9.0 28.0 [DNF] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 121
23 8148   Art Riley   Scott Benson   8148   GL   28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 20.0 24.0 22.0 122
24 7216   Rolle Vortriede   Mike Szymansky   7216   DR   28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNF] 20.0 21.0 125
25 8217   Mike Phinney   Raye Peters   8217   SLE   28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 23.0 23.0 23.0 125
26 8333   Tom Vandermolen   Mark Strube   8333   GL   28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 140
26 8175   Jim Babel   Bill Hawk   8175   GL   28.0 [DNF] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 28.0 [DNC] 140

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