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North Sails LOFT NEWS

June 14, 2019


Bayview One Design Regatta 2019

BOD Regatta
Overall Boat of the Week, Jim Allen, winner of the Lightning Class. Photo Credit: Skip Dieball

Racers eagerly lined the docks for the 2019 Bayview One Design Regatta at Bayview Yacht Club the first weekend in June to kick-off a race filled weekend.

What a great event. Even though the weather didn’t cooperate for the whole weekend. Congrats to Race Chair Nathan Hollerbach, Bayview Yacht Club and all the Volunteers on a great event. North Sail is pleased to see all of our customers have a great time on and off the water. We had many accomplishments on the water that it is hard to highlight them all.

North Sails Detroit local expert Karl Kuspa shares;

One team that really caught my attention was the Kirkman sons Michael and Conner. They sailed the family J70 in this weekend finishing 5th but winning two races. The average age of their crew was about fifteen. How exciting. Of course we also need to acknowledge Jim Allen who won the Lightning Class in his boat powered by North. His performance earned him Overall Boat of the Week.  

We were pleased to see how many people took advantage of us bringing Andreas Josenhans (AJ) in for post-racing debriefs. He did a lot of one on one consultations with boat owners and crew; there was a line all weekend to talk to him. What a great resource, we appreciate AJ coming in for this event and sharing his years of experience.

Local sales expert Geoff Moore, racing on a Beneteau 36.7, also mentioned the benefit of having AJ on site for racers to connect with post-racing and learn from.

Photo Credit: Element Inc
North powered J120 “Hot Ticket” owned by Mike and Bob Kirkman Photo Credit: Element Inc
North powered J35 “Blackhawk” owned by Tim and Amie Ross Photo Credit: Element Inc
Bayview One Design Regatta 2019
2nd Compulsion / Terry Gibney
1st Atom / Jim Allen
2nd USA14867 / Ernest Dieball
3rd USA15545 / Todd Wake
Beneteau 36.7
3rd Patriot / Ken Sharpe
3rd Kairos / Greg Baker
2nd Spitfire / John Marentette
Tartan 10
3rd Taz / Hanson Bratton
C&C 35
1st Contender / Gary Graham
Cal 25
1st Pagan Baby / Merc and Eric Hollerbach
1st Pale Horse / Jake Christy
2nd FM / Todd Sackett
4th Hot Ticket / Michael Kirkman
* Denotes Partial North Sails Inventory