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DeVos and Windquest Win Queen's Cup
Macatawa Bay boat wins Queen's Cup

Mon, Jun 29, 2009

Windquest, a MaxZ 86 boat from the Macatawa Bay Yacht Club, was the winner of the Milwaukee to Muskegon Queen's Cup sailboat race, which was completed early Sunday morning.

The boat, skippered by Doug DeVos, had a corrected time of 9 hours, 54 minutes and 49 seconds.

Several local sailors competed on the Bad Dog J-35 boat, skippered by Grand Rapids' Larry Taunt. Bad Dog completed the trek in 13:44:43, good for fifth-place in Division 4. Grand Haven resident and Grand River Sailing Club vice commodore Curt Porter said the expected storms missed the boats during the race, but the wind simply died approximately a mile and a half from shore near the finish line at the Muskegon Yacht Club.

"The wind just shut off," he said. "It was pretty frustrating because you could nearly swim to the finish line. There were a few boats that were able to sneak in past us, but all in all, it was a good race."

Grand River Sailing Club boat Frank Lloyd Starboard, skippered by Denny Dryer, took sixth place in Division 8. The J-Boat turned in a time of 16:09:07.

Porter and several other local sailors will now prepare for the Chicago to Mackinac race, which will be held on July 18.


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I don't know if you can call this vessel a boat. This 'boat' is more like a luxury yacht-limosine with a sail.

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