Turkey Leg Regatta


Saturday, November 1:

The first day of November fall sailing at Spring Lake Yacht Club for the annual Turkey Leg Regatta was met with a layer of frost on boats and gear. Starting temperature for the day was a brisk 33 degrees, ultimately climbing to the low forties with wind speeds in the mid-teens with occasional gusts in the high teens. Winds out of the north were unpredictably shifty, requiring the race committee to continually alter mark placement. As challenging as the wind was for the committee, there was only one race abandoned pre-start after wind shifted a good 90 degrees just prior to a start. Once things settled down, the race was restarted. Given all of the wind shifts, the fleet did pretty well overall reading the changes, however there were several sailors throughout the six races in A and B divisions that started the first beat toward the windward mark close hauled only to find themselves in irons as they began to get close to the windward mark. The courses sailed included a windward leeward two with a leeward gate and offset finish and a windward leeward one with a leeward gate and offset finish. Each division sailed one of each course to make sure sailors had enough time on the water, as well as enough time between races to warm up if needed and be fresh for their next rotation. For a Tier Three event and 21 boats on the line, it was great to see only 3-4 individual recalls and no general recalls.

Score summary

1Spring LakeTenderloin182341
2Oshkosh NorthVarsity412970
3Spring LakeWing493180
4Grosse IleGrosse Ile Red524193
5Spring LakeDrumstick534194
6Traverse City WestVarsity574097
7Detroit Country DayTurducken5545100
8Spring LakeGizzard4163104
9East Grand RapidsVarsity One3274106
10Spring LakeMixed Team GH7736113
11Traverse City CentraVarsity5165116
12Cranbrook KingswoodCranes4486130
13Spring LakeWishbone6071131
14Grand HavenVarsity7587162
15Spring LakeMixed Team GI/GH8678164
16East Grand RapidsVarsity Two8679165
17Detroit Country DayTofurky9389182
18St. Francis  TraversSt Francis A9796193
19Grosse IleGrosse Ile Silver11581196
20Detroit Country DayCandied Yams110107217
21Grand Rapids ChristiEagle94124218

Score history

The following chart shows the relative rank of the teams as of the race indicated. Note that the races are ordered by number, then division, which may not represent the order in which the races were actually sailed.

The first place team as of a given race will always be at the top of the chart. The spacing from one team to the next shows relative gains/losses made from one race to the next. You may hover over the data points to display the total score as of that race.

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