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2012 Bloomer Cup is announced!

9 Aug

The Ludington Yacht Club cordially invites all area skippers to participate in this year’s Bloomer Cup. The 2012 races will be held on September 1 and 2, 2012 which is with cooperation of the Pentwater Yacht Club. The official race announcement is here. We have moved the date from prior years to allow travel time for area boaters. We have also instituted the cruising class to encourage participation and allow more boaters to participate in the fun.

We think the Bloomer Cup is one of the highlights of the local boating season and encourage your participation. We are again hosting this event over the Labor Day weekend to provide more time to move boats from neighboring ports. Our plan is for Ludington boats to spend Friday evening in Pentwater, so please join us if you can. If you have any question, please contact the Ludington Yacht Club or call Dale Fitch. We hope to see you on the water.

This is an annual event with separate divisions for the spinnaker, main and jib and cruising class fleets. Trophies will be awarded for all divisions. Race details are contained in the entry form and the sailing instructions.


The Pentwater to Ludington race will start at 2 PM off the Pentwater harbor entrance. The race will finish off the Ludington harbor entrance. There will be dockage and food and beverage service available at the Ludington Yacht Club after the race. Entry fee for the Pentwater to Ludington race is $10.


Entry forms are  due not later than 11 AM at the Ludington Yacht Club. Race instructions will be available at 11 AM at the club.

First Start of the Bloomer Cup will be at 1:30 PM. There will be separate starts for the spinnaker division, main & jib division and the cruising class.

After the conclusion of the race, all race participants and members of PYC or LYC are invited to the Bloomer Cup Dinner and Party. Dinner will begin approximately 6 PM. After dinner there will be an awards presentation and music by DJ until approximately 11 PM.

Upcoming Events

18 Jul

Friday night (7/20) will be Cocktails at the Club beginning at 6 p.mw. If you would like to bring an appetizer to share, please do. If not don’t let that keep you away – come on down and unwind!

Saturday August 4th Pete Christensen and his team will be frying fish. Fish and corn on the cob will be $5 and members are asked to bring a dish to pass. Social Hour begins at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. We could use someone to take money at the door and a couple to keep the potluck running smoothly and pick up afterwards. Please let us know if you can help.

We also have a brand new event this August – Tom and Sally Hendricks are hosting a “Raft Off” on saturday August 18th.

In hopes that all will join in the adventure, there will be two lists posted in the Clubhouse. One for those who would offer their boats and one for those who would need a ride.

Tom will coordinate the two lists so that all who want can come out for the fun. Time and destination will be announced soon. If you won’t be at the Club but want to volunteer your boat or ride along, please let us know.

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