Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan

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Saturday, 30 December 2017 13:52

2018 CRAM Membership

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We offer something for everyone. Whether you are a first time sailor, an adrenaline junkie looking for a fix, or a seasoned racer. All are welcome. You'll find we are a diverse group with a common love of sailing in some of the best venues imaginable.
Tuesday, 30 September 2014 20:39

2014 Banquet

2014 CRAM Banquet

The 2014 CRAM Banquet was Nov 15th, 2014  The location was the fabulous

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Lakes Grille
6722 Dixie Highway
Clarkston, MI 48346

Monday, 30 September 2013 20:39

2013 Banquet

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Mark your Calendars!

The 2013 CRAM Banquet will be Nov 9th, 2013

The location this year will be the fabulous

Fenton Winery and Brewery Lounge
1545 N Leroy
Fenton, MI
Saturday, 24 November 2012 10:09

2005 Nacra F18-Sample Ad

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Sample Ad - 2005 NACRA F18

Description: Hull/Sail number USA 566

Sailed in only 4 regattas - 3rd at F18 Worlds. Well rigged and tuned

30th Anniversary Edition package includes additional NACRA graphics on:

  • Hulls
  • Mainsail
  • Spinnaker
  • Dagger boards
  • Black anodized metal on all aluminum parts
  • New 2005 Mid pole snuffer system
  • Large jib and kite (white Mylar)
  • New redesigned rudders and dagger boards


Like new 2004 small jib (smoke Mylar) and 2004 small (white) kite available

Boat is currently undergoing complete detail by professional service.  
Significant investment in maintaining the boat in perfect condition any minor ding(s) completely refinished.  
Boat has been flipped and any scratches in bottom refinished then polished. Dagger boards refinished to perfect condition
BOAT IS TRULY IN MINT CONDITION!!

Optional Equipment available
• Custom full Hull, mast and tramp covers (new 2005)
• 2004 Cat tracks
• 2000 Trailex trailer with box
• Practice sails (1 yr. old jib, Blue kite pictured)

More information: 

Saturday, 24 November 2012 08:40

Duane McDaniels Sportsmanship Award

McDaniels Appreciation Award

In Appreciation for
Outstanding Service to the
Catamaran Racing Association of Michigan

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Many of you don't remember Duane. When I was just starting in the club in 1980  (and yes, I know - ancient) Duane and his wife, Judy, were an institution in the club. This is when catamaran sailing was in it's heyday, with 100-200 catamarans showing up for a regatta. Duane and Judy carried the club in many ways. When the club needed a new committee boat (our current Boston Whaler) but couldn't get financing, Duane stepped in and financed the boat himself. Yes, CRAM paid the payments, but this was a selfless act and a personal risk that not many would have taken on. Judy made stained glass trophies. Lots of them. This was back in the day, when we had separate trophies for every regatta. These were works of art, and I have a couple of them myself. Everywhere you looked, Duane & Judy were there contributing.

And so, this award is presented to the individuals that go above and beyond in supporting CRAM the way Duane & Judy did.

Past recipients are:

1990: Duane McDaniels 1998: Rick Olt 2006: Jan Gaffney 2014: Christy Higgins
1991: Roger & Ginger Cochran 1999: Sue Kizoff 2007: Mike Wisniewski 2015: Ron Kramer
1992: Carolyn Cox 2000: Mark Biggers 2008: Andy Kursch 2016: Kim Krutty
1993: Roger Cochran 2001: Terri Burns 2009: Jan Gaffney 2016: Keith Schwark
1994: Terri Burns 2002: Eric Kennedy 2010: Jim Egerdal  
1995: Jim Powers 2003: Rick Olt 2011: Uli Gollwitzer  
1996: Carol Enders 2004: Terri Burns 2012: Jim Egerdal   
1997: Roger Cochran 2005: Terri Burns 2013: Jeff Rehm  


If you talk to one of these people, buy them a beer. They worked for it.

And oh by the way, Duane is somewhere in Mexico as I write this - boardsailing. Rock on Duane.

Mcdani2

Roger

Saturday, 24 November 2012 08:39

Greg Enders Sportsmanship Award

Greg Enders Sportsmanship Award

…your time has come to shine                     

All your dreams are on their way

See how they shine….

If you need a friend,,,

I’m sailing right behind…..

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Greg Enders was the guy who was always greeting new sailors, helping them feel at home in the group. He was also a top notch sailor who won by sailing well. He was a good sport on the water and an ambassador for the club off the water. He was also one of my very best friends.

Greg died suddenly of unexplained causes in 2002. It is believed that he had a severe reaction to some cholesterol medicine. He went from fine to gone in a week. He was way too young.

Greg turned into Geg after Katie (his niece) started to talk and she couldn’t pronounce her R’s. We sometimes modified it even further to The Gegster. We figured if it was good enough for Katie, it was good enough for us. And so for his close friends, Greg became Geg. Greg had a way of always resolving a conflict. He was always fair and didn't need to resort to "rules play" to win. He was that good. And so, the phrase "Do the Geg Thing" was born. It meant "do the right thing".

Geg was an accomplished skier, sailor and mountain biker. He was 2001 CRAM Michigan State Champion in his sailing class. He also skippered a 43 foot catamaran on our last trip to the Virgin Islands. This sailboat was so big it had a door wall. It was a big boat. He loved Corvettes and old music. I can remember a party at Geg and Carol’s house where we hung out in the foyer and danced to the old stuff until the wee hours of the morning. What a great night.

Greg was heavily involved in our sailing club. He was a past-Commodore and a Newsletter Editor for several years (when no one else was willing to take the job). He was also Fleet Captain for his class of boat, Race Committee….and the list goes on. He always just stepped in to make things happen.

What will I remember most about Geg?

• His silly little trot when he would come up to get a trophy. He got trophies a lot so we saw his trot quite often.

• His outrageous beach pants. I guess this was Geg’s wild side coming out. When I saw these, I knew the regatta weekend had begun.

• His attitude. He was always positive. I can probably count on one hand the times I have seen him actually mad at someone. He was always the mediator, the level head, the guy everybody ended up listening to. God knows he pulled me back many times before I said something I would regret to someone.

• I will always remember his unconditional friendship.

And so you see, this is an extremely important award. The winners are acknowledged for "Doing the Geg Thing".

The winners are:

2002: Harold Burns 2009: Glenn Koenigbauer 2016: Keith Schwark
2003: Matt Struble 2010: Chris Tuckfield 2017:  Keith Schwark
2004: Bill Westrick 2011: Ed Cunningham  
2005: Bill Gillespie 2012: Ian Lindahl  
2006: Matt Struble 2013: Wayne Tetlow
 
2007: Mike Wisniewski 2014: Ron Kramer  
2008: Bill Gillespie 2015: Chris Tuckfield  


We all miss you Geg. You’ll always be in our thoughts.

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Roger

Saturday, 24 November 2012 08:36

Jason Cox Youth Award

Jason Cox Youth Award

 

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Jason Cox was the young son of Jim and Carolyn Cox. If you were involved in CRAM in the 80's and 90's, you knew them. Jim and Carolyn were heavily involved in the club, working on Hospitality, Race Committee and Fleet Captain duties.

Young Jason was involved as well, crewing on anyone's boat he could snag a ride on. Jason was always the one seen smiling from ear to ear on the race course. He was an excellent sailor, and loved the sport.

Jason also had severe diabetes. He succumbed to the disease at a very young age. It was a huge loss to the CRAM family.

Jason is remembered with this youth award. It celebrates the young people in our club who exude the same kind of enthusiasm for the sport.

--Roger

Past Winners

1995: Leah Burns 2003: Jenny Inwood 2011: Jessica Schnable
1996: Leah Burns 2004: Frank Burns 2012: Jessica Schnable
1997: Leah Burns 2005: Samantha Hilk 2013: Collin Rehm
1998: Laura Egerdal 2006: Jessica Hilk 2014: Jessica Schnable
1999: Marc Kennedy 2007: Hunter Soullier 2015: Ian Glenn
2000: Lindsay Hall 2008: Austin Lee 2016: Kaitlyn Glenn
2001: Samantha Hilk 2009: Not Presented 2017: Liam Walz
2002: Chris Batchelor 2010: Austin Lee