In this issue...
  • Must Be Strictly Sail Time
  • Strictly Sail Tips
  • AAAAH Christmas
  • Grand Rapids Boat Show
  • 2006 Calendars
  • Racing Season Wrap-Up

  • Sailing Newsletter
    Boat Shows
    December 2005


    Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter. Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and practical information for sailors. The December issue is about boat shows. We hope to provide something for everyone from the casual dinghy sailor to the serious offshore racer.

    As always, we look forward to your comments and suggestions. We are also interested in what topics you would like to see. Email theTorresen Sailing Newsletter to let us know what you think.

    Must Be Strictly Sail Time
    by Brian Torresen

    It’s official; the Great Lakes sailing season is finally over. I just saw snow being shoveled out of the cockpit of the last boat in the marina so it could be brought in and hauled out. That’s quite a shocking site with the memories of summer sailing still so fresh in my mind. Here at the marina it doesn’t take long for us to forget about last season’s sailing. Now is the time when we get busy preparing 500+ boats for next year. It sure seems far away,

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    Strictly Sail Tips
    by Peter Blacklock

    Strictly Sail Chicago, held at Navy Pier on Thursday, February 2, 2006 through Sunday, February 5, 2006, is the area’s premier sailboat show. It is second only to the Annapolis In the Water Boat Show for new boats on display as well as vendor’s displays promoting deck hardware, rigging, painting, and repowering (one of Torresen Marine’s specialties). Other interests covered are chartering, yacht clubs, and racing groups. At the Torresen Marine booth, # 341, you will find

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    AAAAH Christmas
    by Brenda Meyer

    Are you having trouble trying to figure out what to get that sea faring friend or relative? Here are a few suggestions from the Torresen Marine Ships Store.

    1. NATIVE EYEWEAR: Several styles of Native sunglasses come with four different sets of polarized lenses, a carry case, and a lens cloth. They come with a lifetime warranty. Visit our ships store and check out the styles and pricing.

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    Grand Rapids Boat Show
    by Peter Blacklock

    The Grand Rapids Boat Show takes place February 15, 2006 through February 19, 2006 at the new DeVos Center in downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan. This show is a very general boating show with displays for power boats, sailboats, fishing boats, pontoon boats, and all of the gear relating to any of these activities. In addition to the above, the show will usually have a feature presentation

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    2006 Calendars
    by Kelley Petersen

    The 2006 Calendar stock has arrived just in time for Christmas. This year’s Sharon Green, Ultimate Sailing Calendar is better than ever. Per standard, Sharon focuses on grand prix sailing events around the globe. For the past 25 years she has been the sole provider for the photography

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    Racing Season Wrap-Up
    by John Schumacher

    Dateline December 2005, Muskegon:

    Western Michigan has seen a terrific sailing season come to an end. The weather cooperated well and the sailors responded. Muskegon Yacht Club (MYC) has seen a one-design metamorphosis. While one- design fleets have always been part of the fabric of Muskegon Lake sailing, its intensity and variety is always changing. While the Laser and the JY15 have had decent interest on Tuesday nights, the keel boat fleet is where most of the action has taken place. In the past three years the Melges 24

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