Archives for July 2007
News has reached us that the long-running and highly-popular Dead of Summer party will not be held by Columbia Yacht Club this year.
What are they thinking?
Did anyone really think that “Rock the Dock” in June was rocking?
I think not…
Bring back the tie-dye!
Stay tuned for Chicago Mackinac race photos, coming soon…
Seagoon suffered damage after hitting a submerged rock in the shallows of Beaver Island on Port Huron Mackinac return delivery. Stringer damage was serious and the boat is not expected to race again this season.
Raven suffered a tiller failure on Mackinac return delivery, which was fixed. The boat was in Chicago to race Sunday.
Jahazi was seen in Muskegon at Torreson’s last weekend, appearing to have keel damage which was repaired.
Karma ran aground during Chicago Mackinac race and withdrew.
Regardless is rumored to have run aground.
Barracuda and her keel were recovered and transported to Manistee, where her fate remains to be decided. Hopefully she will be repaired and racing again soon.
The Island House awards party for Chicago Mackinac race may be dead, also. By all accounts, the Grand Hotel party was superior in all respects.
We are sad to report Barracuda suffered keel damage and sank on the Mackinac return delivery. The keel struck the bottom repeatedly during heavy seas in shallow waters before failing. After the keel was lost, water filled the hole and Barracuda sank within minutes. Three people were rescued, according to accounts from eyewitnesses, and no injuries or casualties have been reported.
Our heartfelt condolences go out to owner Steve Pelke and crew chief John Boyle, and all crew on board. We hope for the sound recovery of Barracuda.
Source: Sailing Anarchy forum thread – click here