In this issue...
  • 77th Annual Western Michigan Yachting Association Championship Regatta
  • It's All In Your Head
  • Muskegon Yacht Club’s Spring One-design Regatta
  • This Is My Brain On Sailing
  • 2006 Torresen Marine Sailing Demo Day and Summer Boat Sale

  • Sailing Newsletter
    Racing - "If You Don't Win The First Race, You Can't Win Them All" - Gordon Torresen
    June 2006


    Welcome to the Torresen Marine e-Newsletter. Each month we will publish seasonally relevant and practical information for sailors. The June issue features articles regarding racing. 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 the Torresen Sailing Newsletter to let us know what you think.

    77th Annual Western Michigan Yachting Association Championship Regatta
    by Larry Larsen, Commodore of Western Michigan Yachting Association

    West Michigan is known for its water-related recreational resources; especially Muskegon Lake. The wide expanse of water available to boating and the proximity to Lake Michigan which helps create thermal winds make Muskegon Lake a perfect sailing site. The Muskegon Yacht Club

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    It's All In Your Head
    by Gordon Torresen

    It has been said that when two sailboats are in sight of one another, there is a race going on. Who among us has not given a little tweak to the vang or a click on the winch when another boat is approaching, even while cruising.

    Serious racing, where there are start and finish lines, requires a lot more than adjustments if you are intent on winning. Your boat must be sound so that you can

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    Muskegon Yacht Club’s Spring One-design Regatta
    by John Schumacher

    Dateline Muskegon, Michigan

    Hosted by Fleet 36, this annual regatta was again a huge success second only to the North American’s in number of boats. Thanks to the locals, the weather, the sponsors, and especially the turnout from the Detroit fleet. After nearly a year of e-mails and phone calls, twenty-seven boats came forth to do battle on and off the water. Starting with the normal Friday night shenanigans with food being provided by

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    This Is My Brain On Sailing
    by Kelley Petersen

    Understanding sailboat racing is very similar to understanding mathematics. I can spend years with exposure to both and never fully understand either. I’d like to think I am not the only one out there with this dilemma.

    To preface these statements I should offer the following information. I am not a sailor. I have been sailing too many times to count. I have raced about half of those times. Yet,

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    2006 Torresen Marine Sailing Demo Day and Summer Boat Sale
    by Peter Blacklock

    West Michigan is privileged to have the best location in the Midwest for small boat sailing. Our inland lakes and the shore of Lake Michigan are perfect for this inexpensive outdoor activity. Torresen Marine is a long time supporter of small boat sailing and would like to introduce you to this amazing sport.

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