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Butterfly Summer!


The summer of 2017 will be remembered for all the great Butterfly sailing that took place all over the country. There were new friends, there were great races, there were also a lot of smiles along the way. Thanks for all the fun!! In the next few weeks we start our fall discount program on Butterfly's so don't miss out!




Mighty Sharp Barnett 1400!





2017 WMYA Championship Results

We all got Parkerized!

Congrats to Charlie on his first place finish and Aiden on his third place finish. Spring Lake YC showed up in Butterflly's and also had Zoe Czadzeck finish second overall, SLYC a 1,2,3.




Chasin' Charlie

Update on 2017 WMYA Butterfly Championship
Two races are in and Charlie Parker has the hot hand with two bullets. Keep up the good work. Everybody sail fast and again enjoy all the fun Crystal Lake provides.




2017 WMYA Championships at Crystal Lake


Get your sand on, Butterflyers!




Your 2017 Butterfly Junior and Open Champion


The same person winning both Junior and Open at Butterfly Nationals has only happened 4 times in the 55 year history of the event.
1991 - Ross Reuterdahl
1999 - John McNeil
2002 - Charlie Knape
2017 - Noah Wolters




Torch Lake 2017 Nationals


It was an exceptional regatta and many thanks to the Torch Lake Yacht Club for a well run and fun regatta. Everyone had a blast and how can you not enjoy sitting on the porch enjoying great views and great racing. We will have more updates as the day goes on.

More: What did we learn at Torch Lake?
1. Spring Lake had 3 of the top 5 positions
2. Noah Wolters, Zoe Czadzeck and Camden Seymour are pretty consistent. 3. Crystal Lake traveled and it was awesome.
4. What an awesome event and big thanks to Casey.
5. The Northern lakes in Michigan are getting faster and faster.
See you all at Westerns!




Torch Lake 2017 Nationals




2017 Butterfly Open & Junior National Championship

Torch Lake Yacht Club
Bellaire, MI, USA
July 18 - 20, 2017
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Barnett 1400 Sailboats


Less hassle and more fun! Learn more about these easy to sail and rig boats built by Windward Boatworks over on the Barnett 1400 website.



The newest addition.


We have added a composite daggerboard with added durability and an awesome finish. Gone are the days of varnish - unless you love varnish and wood, then we have lots of those too.






Barnett 1400 in New Colored Hull Design




2017 Barnett 1400.



We're not Board at all!
Making Butterfly daggerboards.


Are you ready to get your Musky?




A version of our row troller dedicated to the rower wanting just a little more boat.




The New I-20 Reign Begins!

Congrats to Ben Herdrich and Rob Quiesser. This is now Ben's second title and as it goes in the I-20 fleet. he has the hot hand.




Noah Wolters- What a Season!

The 87th WMYA Championship in Butterflys was won by Noah Wolters. The runner up was Ben Finkelstein and in third was Zoe Czadzeck. They all sailed great regattas.






New colors for the Barnett 1400


Be seen out on the race course!



Lights, Camera , Action!


Butterfly Light Air Sailing

Click here to see all Butterfly instructional videos.
Windward Boatworks is excited to present our new coaching and instruction video series for the Butterfly. We teamed up with one of the best sailors in the country, Doug Peckover, a multiple time world and national champion in the Laser class and also the Butterfly class to help us produce a video series that makes it easy for everyone to get better and learn something new. This multiple part series is featured on our youtube site. We hope everyone enjoys this and we look forward to seeing everyone out on the race course!

BUTTERFLY VIDEOS


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