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Donavan C
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50th Anniversary Fall Regatta last race of the year
The last weekend of Sept was  the  50th Anniversary Fall Regatta at the  Wayzata Yacht Club. On Sat there were 2 races, and I had 2 crew with me. The winds were light and we ended up not finishing the first race because we were so far back. On the 2nd race ...

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Getting close to other boats
During races you have boats coming from every direction, part of the job of everyone on board is to be  watching for other boats. It is not uncommon to have a close call or more every race. With 50 to 130 boats all racing together it is surprising there is ...

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First Solo Race
On Sat August 29 I raced solo for the first time ever. The race was the MS/burton cup it is one of the longer races we go abound big island but sail up in to 3 of the bay's. The winds looked very light and I was not  sure they would race with 2-3knots of wi...

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Late Summer Update
We have been racing most weekends for the past 3 months or so. I also have been racing on the same boat that I raced on last year on Thursday nights. Racing 3 days a week has been keeping me busy. We have races planned until Oct 23 plus there is one race in...

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1st race sorta
I raced our boat for the first time today. The Wayzata Yacht Club started the season with a tune up race today, and the real races start this week. I came in 2nd in my fleet, but there was only two of us. Of the 13 boats that raced today, I was dead last. I...

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ready to race ???
Over the past month or so we have been working on  the boat with 50 plus hours working on the bottom paint and some other smaller repairs. We got the boat in the water on the 17 of April and was the first boat on the mooring ball. Some boats were in their s...

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spring work begins
Safety first! Sanding is a very boring and hard job. That's the worst combination. Donavan did most of it. Over the past few weeks and the next few weeks we will be getting the boat ready to go in the water. We hope to be in around the 18th of this month. T...
spring work begins
spring work begins
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Fall update
The sailing season is almost done. I have not blogged as much as I would have like to, so here is an overview.   We sailed some in April and May in Afton.  In June we only made the trip to lake Pepin and back.  The rest of June and half of July we did not s...
Fall update
Fall update
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Barkers Island Weekend in Superior, WI
In late July we spent a weekend at Barkers Island Marina with fellow Northern Lights Sailing Club members. There wasn't much wind on Friday night or Saturday, and when the wind finally arrived on Sunday, it was accompanied by rain. Saturday there was just e...

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Lake Superior
After nearly a month without being able to sail because of wind, water, and illness, we were finally able to get some time on our boat. We took the D.Too up to Lake Superior to spend some time in the Apostle Islands in mid-July. We had to launch the boat at...
Lake Superior
Lake Superior
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