"If you didn’t come here expecting to spend $500 on repairs,” yells Ian Beswick, “Get out of my way!” 23 boats made the attempt at this year’s windy, exciting and challenging Double Damned Race - “Fear and Loathing in the Gorge.” With 23 crazy boat owners and at least 3 times more than that of crazy crew members this race has brought together some of the West Coast’s most brilliant sailors...
Morgan Larson and team Bruzer win the 2011 Moore 24 Nationals!
Bruzer- Morgan Larson
Adios - Scott Walecka
Banditos - John Kernot
Gruntled - Bart Hackworth
Ruby - Steve McCarthy
For complete results click the Race Results link!
This is it! The time of year that sailors, boats and families flock to the little sleepy town of Cascade Locks, Oregon for some amazing events put on by the small sailing group known as the Columbia Gorge Racing Association.
My fingers are fat sausages, my nose is sunburnt, my eyes are blurry and my boss just doesn’t understand why we do this! What a great weekend this not-Huntington turned out to be, but this is not where the story begins…
Three Moores made it to the start line with two making round the rock, I started with a # 3 and full main, reefed at Bonita just before the washing machine started. On the way out at some point I heard a bang that wasn't comforting but couldn't see any thing wrong. It was only when I gybed under the Rock and was shaking out the reef did I see the goose neck was only partially attached. Nothing really could be done but hope it didn't tear off completely.
The 3-3-3 thing at the fine Belvedere cove anchorage was a great success. If you missed it there will always be next year. Here are some pics from Karl and some video from Jenny on the Flying Tiger... and it is great! Thanks to everyone for making the event a fine success.
As many of you know, a fund has been established to assist Tina and Josselyn with current and future financial needs. Donations may be made to the:
Joel Verutti Memorial Fund
Acct # 051002517
Santa Cruz County Bank
7775 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA 95003
Attn: Alexandria Gonzalez, Service Manager
I want to thank my crew Larry Gamble. Larry and U sailed this race a few years ago on the 154 and had been looking forward to another go. Our story has a few players. Bar-ba-loot,Banditos,Mooretician and a few container ships.
The Moore Swag store at www.cafepress.com/moore24 has seen some awesome support in the few days it has been open, Thank you! Remember that items are marked up 5% and that money will be going to the Verutti's for the foreseeable future.
For those of you that have made a purchase, please send me a review of what you think of the product and graphics to firstname.lastname@example.org - I would like to hear about what you like, don't like (and hopefully I can fix something you don't like).
Thanks again to all of you,
Fifty-three boats from six classes showed up for the 2011 edition of the Spring Keel Regatta at St. Francis. This year’s edition was to be a four race regatta (reduced from 5 or more in past years) sailed between Saturday and Sunday. The forecast called for 5-10 out of the NW on Saturday with clear skies and SE 10-20 with rain for Sunday. Saturday arrived with a light Easterly blowing and at the skippers meeting it was decided to postpone on shore and wait out the NW fill.