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Edison Boat Club Regatta Photos 8-18-06

Updated on October 28, 2008

Edison Boat Club Regatta August 18, 2006 deedsphotos

Beautiful Lake St. Clair sailing conditions. Smooth water, light NE wind clocking to SE. 7pm start. 10 mile race finished in about 2 hours.

EBC RC Boat-Oceanis, a converted offshore oil field service boat

C&C35 Shamrock 1st in class

Cal 25 Stormalong

Crescent Sloop start. Crescents were one of the earliest fiberglass boats. They're native to Lake St. Clair.

Crescent sloops

Crescent sloop start

Utopia wins the weather end of the line and finished 1st in class.

Waloon, C&C 35

Cal 25s getting ready to start

Cal 25s approach the line.

Cal 25 Start

Express 27s prepare for start

Express 27s at about 2 minutes

Express 27 pre-start maneuvers

Express 27 Air Force 2nd in Class

Express 27 Evolution

Express 27 Punk Dolphin

Express 27 Das Boot led nearly all the way and took 1st in class.

Express 27 start

Ruby My Dear nails the boat end of the line. 3rd in Class

Express 27 Evolution

Das Boot & Air Force finished 1st and 2nd

Crescent sloop Bad Whiskey 3rd in Class

Bad Whiskey

Crescent Sloop Manon 2nd in Class

Crescent Sloop #4 Manon 2nd in Class

Express 27 Punk Dolphin

Ruby My Dear & Bad Whiskey

Crescent sloop Manon--Scoville Sails, built to last!

Cal 25s Voodoo Child & Ablaze crossing tacks. Voodoo Child placed 3rd in class.

Cal 25s Voodoo Child ducks Ablaze

Cal 25 Pirogue 1st in Class

Express 27 "The Ultimate Sailing Machine" Evolution

C&C 35 Shamrock

Express 27 Evolution

C&C 35 Shamrock, E27s Evolution & Ruby My Dear

Express 27 Lorax photo courtesy of Eric Nikesch

Edison Boat Club

Yacht Racing

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    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      7 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks for your comment. Most regattas take place on one or two days and consist of two or three short races each day winds permitting. Others are longer distance races. On Lake St. Clair the longest race is the BYC North Channel Race which is 54 nautical miles. It starts around an early October Saturday at 8 am and usually finishes in the early evening if there is a good wind. Years ago when boats were heavier and slower the race didn't finish until some time on Sunday. If you want to sail try hanging around the dock a couple of hours before the race and pass the word that you're available as a crew. Often there are last minute crew spots available.

      There are some more pictures of sailboat races here:

      https://hubpages.com/sports/Beautiful_Sailboats

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      jjones444 

      7 years ago

      I've never been to a regatta but I have heard how fun they are. These are some great pictures from the event. How long do boat races usually last? I would love to come out and see one. Oh, and I saw the site just fine. No problems loading pictures on the first try.

    • Ralph Deeds profile imageAUTHOR

      Ralph Deeds 

      12 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

      Thanks for the comment. I have a lot to learn. Maybe I need to reduce the resolution more before uploading the pictures.

    • Goga profile image

      Goga 

      12 years ago from Novosibirsk

      I like this boats! But this hub is too "heavy" for loading in browser

      (i mean traffic).

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