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Chicago NOOD June 19 - 21
Chicago Mackinac July 18
Bayview Mackinac July 25
GL70 Northern Michigan Regatta July 30 - 31
Verve Cup August 14 -16
Racing News
GL70 Northern Michigan Regatta Results - Sunday, August 02, 2009

The GL70s had two days of great racing on Little Traverse Bay at their annual Northern Michigan Regatta.  The racing was very close with lots of action at the mark roundings.  On the first day, there was a wide range of conditions with winds from over 20 knots to under 5 knots for the three races.  On the second day, more consistent conditions allowed for 3 more great races.

Photographer Gretchen Dorian followed the fleet around during the regatta.  To see Gretchen's pictures click the following links: 

GL70 Northern Michigan Regatta - Gretchen Dorian Photos - Day 1

GL70 Northern Michigan Regatta - Gretchen Dorian Photos - Day 2

Results for day 2 racing have not been received at this time.  Here are the current results at the end of day 1 racing.

  1 2 3 4 5 6  Points Rank
Details 2 1 4       7  
Evolution 6 3 5       14  
Nitemare 1 5 2       8  
Stripes 3 4 1       8  
Thirsty Tiger 5 6 6       17  
Windancer 4 2 3       9  


Nitemare wins GL70 class in 2009 Bayview Mackinac - Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Tom Neill's Nitemare won the GL70 class in the 2009 Bayview Mackinac race.  Nitemare was also first to finish in the class.  Bill Martin's Stripes was second followed by Terry Kohler's Evolution.

Nitemare and the other GL70s also topped the ORR Cove Island Division in what was clearly a big boat race.  The race started quickly with southerly breezes and swung more westerly as the fleet rounded Cove Island Bouy and headed to Mackinac. 

Congratulations to Tom Neill and the crew of Nitemare!

Click here for GL70 Class Finish Results

Click here for to view the GL70 Race Tracking

Stripes wins GL70 class in 101st Chicago - Mackinac Race - Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bill Martin's Stripes took first place in the GL0 class of the 101st Chicago to Mackinac race.  The conditions for the were very light and the majority of the class sailed the entire race in close contact with frequent lead changes on the course.  On Monday, Bill Martin's Stripes made a charge up through the class to finish second to Terry Kohler's Evolution, but take the class on corrected time.  Lance Smotherman's Detailes was 2nd with Terry Kohler's Evolution 3rd.

Click here for a link to the GL70 results page:  GL70 Results

To view the track of the GL70 class click on this link: GL70 Class Tracking

Stripes wins GL70 class at Chicago NOOD Regatta - Saturday, June 20, 2009

The 2009 Chicago NOOD had 3 days of very light air racing for the GL70s.  Each day, the race committee was only able to get in one race due to severe weather on Friday and extremely light air on Saturday and Sunday.  The race committee did a great job getting in what racing it could in very trying conditions.  After three races, the standings for the GL70 class are as follows:

Boat Race 1 Race 2 Race 3 Points
Stripes 1 4 1 6
Evolution 1 3 2 6
Nitemare 2 3 5 10
Details 6 4 3 13
Thirsty Tiger 2 6 6 14
Windancer 5 5 4 14

 Congratulations to Bill Martin and the crew of Stripes for winning the first event in the GL70s 2009 Season.


GL70s Schedule Released - Tuesday, April 28, 2009

The Great Lakes 70s 2009 Racing Schedule has been released.  Check back for racing news.


For more information on the class, contact the Executive Director, Sam Nedeau, at SamNedeau@gl70.org.