fyschebone

Six Pics of 1980's Detroit Boats/People

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I was going through some photos left to me by my late uncle's widow.  My uncle, Larry Brink, lived in the Ann Arbor area and raced out of Detroit for many years.  I know he had raced on Pied Piper for many of his later sailing years (late 1980s through late 1990s.)    These pics are from earlier in his sailing experience.   I believe he may have co-owned the NA40, Compromise, but i'm not sure about any of the other boats pictured.  They appear to be Snafu and Journey.   I'd appreciate any memories or background people could share on the boats and people pictured.  Thanks!

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Midpack I hadn't thought of or looked at Larry's photos in years.........thx for bringing them back........I shall utilize a lot of time today going through them.......wonderful.     It was so wonderful back then for this old  retired dinosaur's  memories  that it offsets how modern racing  leaves so many people out of the game.........how do we bring back this level of interest ?   

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We all know that won't happen.    But how do we bring back the level of interest that existed in the '70's and '80's ?    It was an attitude of design/build something better and concurrently build a better crew  than what others put together.     It was a pleasant atmosphere of success.    People would spend the money to compete with something that had their design input.    it was just a better racing world.........IMHO.

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I remember Snafu, and I am pretty sure that the Cox family out of here in A2 were involved with it as well as your late Uncle.  Boat was raced really really well back in those days!  GREAT pics from back in the day!

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7 hours ago, SloopJonB said:

Bring back the IOR?

 

7 hours ago, SailBlueH2O said:

MAGA

In this case, Make America Groovy Again.....

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19 hours ago, Geff said:

I remember Snafu, and I am pretty sure that the Cox family out of here in A2 were involved with it as well as your late Uncle.  Boat was raced really really well back in those days!  GREAT pics from back in the day!

Thanks!  Cox as in Ricochet J/30 in Muskegon Cox?

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1 hour ago, fyschebone said:

Thanks!  Cox as in Ricochet J/30 in Muskegon Cox?

Naw.  These are Ann Arbor Cox family.  I don't think they are related, but could be...maybe.  I am pretty sure Snafu won Bayview Mac in 1980 or so.

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