2017 WMYA Invitational Regatta
The 2017 Western Michigan E Invite was held by the Crystal Lake Yacht Club. The invitational is open to all clubs, and drew 22 teams that coming from Grand Rapids, Spring Lake, Crystal Lake, White Lake, Torch, and Wawasee. This years' event was held over 3 days, with racing scheduled to start Friday at 1pm.
No races were completed Friday due to lack of wind, and racing was postponed until Saturday. The first race of the event was an interesting one to say the least. Most of the fleet was able to use their spinnakers for 3 of 4 legs. Rob Terry kept his composure and was able to cross the finish line first. The breeze became more stable and 3 more races were completed in the afternoon. Race winners included Tom Monroe and Jamie Kimball.
Sunday the conditions were perfect with a SW breeze at 10-12. The RC was diligent getting 3 final races in on Sunday. Race winners included Rob Terry, Doug McNeil, and Pete Price. Jamie Kimball won the event with his crew of Coye Harrett, Cam McNeil, and Jessica Kimball.
Next years' invitational will be held on Torch Lake. Be there!
By James Kimball