made it on to the front cover of the August '98 edition of
magazine, and they and the photgrapher have given us permission to reproduce it here. They have a great website for you to check out at sailingonline.com.
The accompanying caption; "On the Cover; In the hot summer sun on Michigan's Torch Lake, two sailors kept watchful eyes on wind, water, sail and other boats as they coaxed their Butterfly to a more favorable position in a Western Michigan Yachting Association regatta last August."
The proud winners of the first
Butterfly National Championship
in 1962, held on Reed's Lake in Grand Rapids MI:
Photos from Fred Stevens.
The 1963 Butterfly National Championship , held at big Whitefish Lake MI, had the following winners:
Left to right,according to the newspaper caption; Mrs. Dale Frank of Cedar Springs making the trophy presentation to Champion Jim Miller and crews Mary and Robert, with Fred Stevens and brother Scott 2nd for the second year in a row, and Mrs Jack Swain and crews Sally and Jeff in 3rd.
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Photos from the archives.....
|Aug 29, 1965, in Oshkosh Wisconsin. Jim Miller, 1963 National Champion. Jim passed away in 1999.|
|The 88-boat fleet at the 1970 Nationals at While Lake MI.|
And a selection of more recent photos from around the country...
|Butterflys on the beach at Spring Lake Yacht Club in Michigan during the 1998 Open and Junior National Championships.|
|Juniors in action during the 1998 Junior Nationals at Spring Lake, MI.|
|More Junior action at Spring Lake in '98.|
|From the '99 Singles in Grand Rapids, MI., long-time Butterflyer Duane Pierson of White Lake, the '68 National Champion, who passed away in 2003.|
|Butterflys on Reeds Lake, MI, at the '99 Singles.|
|'98 and '99 Combined Champ Jamie Kimball with crew Gwena Gill at the '99 Open Nationals on White Lake MI.|
|All the hardware winners at the 2000 Single-Handed National Championship on Lake Lotawana, MO.|
|Buoy-rounding "action" at the 2000 Junior Nationals on Reeds Lake, MI.|
|2000 Open National Champion Ben Fredricks.|