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  1. Conch Republic Cup KW to Cuba 16

    SORC's event seems well thought out. The day race in front of Havana would be great for both the sailors and Havana's citizens. You can stand on the Malecon nearly all day and and only see a few small fishing boats and an occasional freighter. After spending time in Havana this past spring, I know if you plan to do either of these races, start organizing your lodging in Havana NOW. Hotels are at big city prices and very limited supply, Casa Particulars (AirBnB) are reasonable but can be a wild card, good restaurants are usually at near big city prices and difficult to get reservations, but street food is cheap. That said, if you want one of the most interesting experiences that you can have, go.
  2. Chicago<>Port Huron Super Mac History?

    I just checked the back of a crew photo I have which confirmed that there was a race in '85 which was finished by Sarnia YC.
  3. Chicago<>Port Huron Super Mac History?

    I think CYC to PH was also run in '83 and in '85.
  4. All-time Boat Names

    Scaramouche. That name had a good 20+ year run.....
  5. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    then next shot in the sequence......
  6. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Leaving San Diego for St Pete. Kerry Geraghty in foreground.
  7. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    [url=http://s1232.photobucket.com/user/thornapple7361/media/Scan61.jpg.html][/url 1st or 2nd sail after launching...
  8. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    S&S during construction at Geraghty's in San Diego - and it was 39'....
  9. Artemis?

    That's tidal guru/bay area sailmaker Kame Richards giving the talk…..
  10. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    I believe she was originally called "Slip Sliding Away" and, as correctly identified elsewhere in the thread, was a G&S one tonner from the lakes. The one-tonner SSA was a J/N, unless I am mistaken. The 35-footer was a G&S though. The one-ton SSA was a G&S. I spent one miserable summer on the boat. Almost every delivery was upwind with the #4 that year with an engine that needed air bled out of the system every hour…However I don't think that this boat was the old SSA as SSA had a grid track system for the genoas (unless the subsequent owner wised up a got rid of it….).
  11. Older well known IOR Boats

    That's Eileen from Goetz Boats refinishing the cabin house. She was one sassy hell-on-wheels boat builder. I used to lust after her Carmen Ghia.........
  12. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    That would be Britt designing spreaders on the fly….
  13. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    Cool pic, don't know who took it (I think it is floating around one of these forums) but another favorite is heritage with broken mast and the Edmund Fitzgerald in the back round. As I heard the story, the photo was taken by Eric Schlageter - who was an all round good guy and a drew some great boats.
  14. Some of my old sailing photos 2

    US Admirals Cup team 1985? US Sardinia Cup team in '82 w/ High Roler and Scaramouche