Mills Trophy Race Begins this Evening

J-109 motors out of Put-in-Bay on Friday morning.
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Mills Trophy Race, presented by the Toledo Yacht Club and Storm Trysail Club and  held annually in early June, will hear the starting gun at 5pm today.  According to the event organizers, “The race is open to the following classes: PHRF, JAM, Double-Handed, Multi-Hull and Classics. The three courses offered, depending on class and boat rating, all begin near the Toledo Harbor Light and end at a finish line off of South Bass Island (Put-in-Bay).”

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Mills Racers Arrive in Good Form

Mills Trophy RaceMills Trophy RaceMills Trophy Racer and on-board reporter Brett Langolf offers the following quick facts and imagery from the course:

Started at 5:25pm on the Governors Cup course–52.6 nautical miles.  Tacked upwind in 8-12 knots of breeze to first mark. It’s 8:40pm and we are 10.84 miles from Catawba buoy , rounding in 11 knots of breeze slightly cracked off the wind.  Once on Catawba we will head north to mouse Island and east into Sandusky channel, then turn back around for a finish at Put-in-Bay after rounding Ballast Island.