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64th Annual Tulip Time Tune-Up

May 20 - 21, 2017



Gull Lake    
Kalamazoo, MI USA


Chairman : Jon Vandermolen


The 64th Annual Tulip Time Tune Up, hosted by the Gull Lake Star fleet and Gull Lake Yacht Club, was another fantastic regatta. 18 teams that included two gold star’s, one silver star, 6 blue star’s, one green star, and three wooden boats, completed 4 races in brisk spring time conditions. On Saturday, the RC was able to complete two of the three scheduled races before thunder and lightning drove the fleet off the lake. Joe Londrigan and Phil Trinter won race one, with Mike Hecky and Guy Avellon winning race two. Sunday kicked off with slightly warmer temperatures and lighter winds. After a clean start Joe Londrigan and Phil Trinter passed a few boats on the final run to the finish to secure another win. After a rain
shower and wind shift the RC started the fourth and final race. John MacCausland sailing with Arnie Baltins sailed a near perfect race to secure the win. In the end, Joe Londrigan won this 10th Tulip Tune Up and took home the coveted “Wooden Shoes”.

Tulip Tune-Up