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About Grinder

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  1. Grinder

    July 2017 J/111 Great Lakes Racing

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    J/111 Goes Sailing...

    Worlds, next year, in Chicago. Very excited!
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    What's your boat beer?

    Great thread. Miller Lite, all day
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    Chicago Mac Race - Jon Santarelli

    2 weeks have gone by since we lost our friend Jon Santarelli. This weekend his family laid him to rest during a beautiful mass in Wisconsin, surrounded by friends and sailing family. Jon died while sailing in a race; a brutal, dangerous race on a body of water that we often take for granted. Lake Michigan gives us so much, but needs to be respected. Anything can happen out there. It could have been me, or my wife, or my brother or my cousins. We were all racing that day. I’m honored to be part of the Chicago sailing community and part of a great group of sailing friends. We are one less now, and we need to look out for one another. Jon like to sit on the boat after a race or a cruise or a delivery and have a cocktail and rehash the day: the good, the bad, the funny and the fact that the boat made it back to safe harbor. Today we toast to you, Jonny, you are now in a safe harbor. Godspeed, Jon, we’ll miss you on the crew. jc
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    Chicago Area III

    Incredible showing for Jon S last night. Thank you, Chicago Anarchists for representing. Lotta love in that bar.
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    Chicago Area III

    Thanks. Jon Santarelli was one of ours. One of the Area 3 good guys. We sailed may miles together and drank many different types of alcoholic drinks together. We did Macs on Goblin together and he sailed on our J30 a lot. He's been over to my house for parties, and we've done road trips together and skied together. He's been there constantly as a sailor and a friend. It's tough to imagine life without him around. He's just always been around! I truly hope he rests in peace, with copious amounts of scotch, rum and ice! RIP & Godspeed Jonny!
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    BYC-Mac Weather

    a certain hate mission
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    Chicago Area III

    Glad to see this thread get a little attention again. J111 forever.....
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    CHI-MAC Race Wx

    Dry Armor has been a sponsor and advertiser on SA Since the start. He is a good man with goods to sell who fully supports SA. SOTM are you new here?
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    Chicago Area III

    What is Eleven?
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    Chicago Area III

    Damn, that is a lot. Party on at WYC...
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    Chicago Area III

    I went from Belmont to the party on Sunday to get our 3rd place award and to see some friends. Parked in 'Lakeside Garage' next to Millennium Garage. I was there for 1 hr 12 minutes. $30.00 parking fee. No wonder people don't want to sail in Chicago.
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    Chicago Area III

    Edit: The orders to ‘quiet down’ we’re not from Steve Kindra. Steve did a great job. Thanks to him for sponsoring & running the regatta.
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    Chicago Area III

    It was good to get some breeze-on conditions to shake off the cobwebs. Shutting down the bar during the awards is a dumb idea. Yelling at people to be quiet and pay attention at a party is childish.