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Melges 20 Miami Winter Series Act One

Miami, Florida December 12 – 14 Macatawa Bay Yacht Club was well represented at the Audi Melges 20 Miami Winter Series. Act One of the series saw thirty one teams from around the world compete. Conditions on days one and two saw fluky, unpredictable winds with many changes in direction making for challenging racing. Day three […]

Melges 32 World Championships

December 7, 2014 The Melges 32 World Championships were held December 3 – 7 in Miami, Florida. Volpe was there with Ryan DeVos at the helm and Dalton DeVos driving Delta for five days of intense racing against a very strong fleet of racers from around the world. Seventeen boats were on the start line representing nine […]

VX One Report from Sarasota

While many may believe that the sailing season is over, we had two boats representing Macatawa in Sarasota, Florida November 21 – 23 for the first of three VX One Winter Series events. Michael, Christina and Anthony Norris ended up on top of the leader board with 19 points while myself, Josh and Louis Padnos […]

Yale Finishes Season at #1

November 14, 2014 New Haven, Connecticut Yale finishes the coed racing season ranked number one with the help of Morgan and Mitchell Kiss. The Bulldogs have consistently been at the top of the standings and are looking forward to a successful 2015. Great work Morgan and Mitchell!   photo by Zeenat Mansoor  

ICSA Match Race Championships

November 14 – 16, Oyster Bay, New York The 2014 Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association’s match racing championships were hosted by Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht Club on November 14 – 16. The top ten college sailing teams were there. Alex Post and his Georgetown crew worked their way into the finals with South Florida for a very tough […]

MBYC Racers Place in Sarasota

November 21 – 23, Sarasota Florida The Sarasota Sailing Squadron’s VX One Design Winter Series is comprised of three regattas. The first regatta was held November 21 -23 in blustery conditions. Breeze was 15 knots plus for the first two days and gusting into the high 20’s on Sunday, the 23rd. A total of 8 […]

M32 Gold Cup

The 2014 Melges 32 Gold Cup Regatta was held November 7 – 9. Delta, skippered by Dalton DeVos and Volpe, skippered by Ryan DeVos competed in a field of 15 of the top M32 teams in the world. Delta placed 4th with 29 points, just ahead of Samba Pa Ti with 31 points. Volpe placed […]

Racer’s Beat

October 27, 2014 Hi, Dave Shipman here. I have a new role. I’ve been asked to get the word out on Macatawa Bay Yacht Club sailing and racing activities at the club and around the world. I’ll be a clearing house for all information related to competing in races and having fun on the water. […]