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Monday, 21 November 2016 11:08

2016: The Year of the 16

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This has been quite an incredible year to say the least, and I wanted to take a moment to thank our 2016 Hobie 16 members. It has been an honor to server as your fleet captain for the past two years. My decision to move to the F18 fleet came with a heavy heart. Ever since I joined CRAM I have looked with envy to our bigger catamaran brothers, but with my opportunity to move up it was difficult thinking about the fleet I was leaving behind. It’s not all about the competition, but the friendships forged that mean the most.
Friday, 20 May 2016 11:08

2016 Kickoff in the D

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CRAM typically starts the season in mid May at the Crescent Sail Yacht Club on Lake St. Clair near Detroit. Every year the organizers stay in close touch, anxiously watching the weather. In past years we’ve had to cancel the regatta the day before it started – especially because wind, air and water temperatures were matching. Think about that… ☺ This year’s forecast was not quite drastic enough to do so.
Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:19

2014 Tawas Bay

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Don’t hoist the spinnaker on a screaming reach….

Wow…. Another great sailing event for 2014 is in the books.  The Tawas location has proven to be a fan favorite for quite a few years, and this year was no exception.   Eric Kennedy on race committee ran 2 distance events on Saturday and buoy racing on Sunday for a great mix of different types of racing.  Last year Ed and Tara resurrected the distance event format and hopefully this will continue in the future.
Saturday, 28 September 2013 06:02

2013 Higgins

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Higgins Lake: “Pure Michigan” at its finest.

In typical Midwest fashion, if you didn’t like the weather just wait five minutes!

We had sunshine, rain, lots of wind, and no wind, forecasted weather for shorts and t-shirts, but turned to warm packs and dry suits - great suggestion from Tara Cunningham!

In terms of the weather, we really saw just about everything, except snow...Thank God!

Saturday, 04 October 2014 11:08

2014 Icebreaker

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For a whole week I had been checking the weather every day - sometimes even multiple times. Jody, who was heading the organization of the 2014 Icebreaker, was getting tired answering the primary question of all participants: “Hey, with the weather forecast - are we sailing?”.

Saturday morning came and the weather forecast was pretty accurate: Winds around 24 gusting beyond 30 knots! The start got postponed for two hours.
Sunday, 04 August 2013 21:39

2013 Muskegon

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We'd love to say the sun always shines on CRAM regattas but that'd be a lie.  Fortunately, that doesn't stop us from having fun, and this year was no exception.  Below is a rehash of this year's challenging Muskegon regatta as told by Ed Cunningham - Vice Commodore and skipper of the 2nd place F18.  Credit to Ron Kramer for supplying the photos.
Wednesday, 12 September 2012 16:11

2012 Higgins

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Higgins Lake State Park used to be a staple on the regatta schedule, sometimes being on the schedule in spring and fall. However, for a couple of years it did not make the cut given all of the other great sailing locations in Michigan.  This year though, Higgins Lake was back on the table!
Monday, 04 June 2012 16:17

2012 Bay City

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Due to very adverse weather forecast, Bay City was cancelled for the weekend.  Unfortunately, our cats don't take too kindly to 30knot gusts!
Saturday, 12 May 2012 16:11

2012 Crescent Sail Season Opener

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Our first stop at Crescent Sail Yacht Club turned out into a very nice weekend!