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2018 Photo Contest Winners

Discussion in 'Ask All Sailors' started by Phil Herring, Dec 13, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,416 posts, 340 likes
    Hunter 450
    US Bainbridge Island
    The 2018 Photo Contest is in the books and here are your winners...

    Honorable Mention goes to pmirenda (a name you've seen in this contest every year we've had one), a member since 2008 who sails a Catalina 30 MkIII.

    Another Honorable Mention is for h2o_snow who used the site since 2016. h20 sails a Hunter 260 out of Idaho.


    And the Grand Prize Winner, Numero Uno, and Best of Show goes to Sailavie1 and this magnificent photo. Sailavie1 sails Wabamun Lake in Alberta, CA with his Hunter 25. We'll be sending a gift certificate to the store along with a full year of bragging rights.

    Congratulations to Sailavie1, h20_snow, pmirenda, and all of the other participants. Truly amazing photos!


  2. michael44a


    Joined Nov 27, 2008
    5 posts, 4 likes
    Macgregor 21
    US Maricopa, CA
    Who was 2nd and 3rd place? Did you use somebody in Florida to count the votes?

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  3. Phil Herring

    Phil Herring Dethroned Admin

    Joined Mar 25, 1997
    4,416 posts, 340 likes
    Hunter 450
    US Bainbridge Island
    They ranked opposite the order presented here. The votes were counted in the North Carolina 9th Congressional District.

  4. CaptKimble


    Joined Jul 29, 2017
    169 posts, 76 likes
    Catalina 380
    US Los Angeles
    I really enjoyed all of the photos and speaking for myself, I enjoyed every single one of them and had a very difficult time making decisions.

  5. rgranger


    Joined Jan 19, 2010
    5,950 posts, 1,492 likes
    Hunter 26
    US Smith Mountain Lake
    That was fun! :clap:

  6. Tom J

    Tom J

    Joined Sep 30, 2008
    1,365 posts, 264 likes
    Catalina 310
    US Quincy, MA
    Great photos!

  7. Justin_NSA


    Joined Jul 7, 2004
    5,457 posts, 1,118 likes
    Hunter 30T
    US Cheney, KS
    I still think they would make a great 2019 calendar. I'd buy one.
    If Big Brother wasn't controlling my computer at work I'd make a slideshow screensaver with them.

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  8. Kermit


    Joined Jul 31, 2010
    5,149 posts, 2,463 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lake Murray Sailing Club, SC
    Congratulations @Sailavie1 ! Even after your 5 point hit for taking it in Canada, eh you still came out on top. Spectacular photograph!!!

  9. TomY

    TomY Alden Forum Moderator

    Joined Jun 22, 2004
    1,676 posts, 1,582 likes
    Alden 38' Challenger yawl
    US Rockport Harbor
    Thanks, Phil, that is always fun!

  10. h2o_snow


    Joined Nov 18, 2016
    74 posts, 44 likes
    Hunter 260
    US Lucky Peak, ID
    Whoopa! Thanks for the votes!

    Pic above was taken at Cane Creek via a friends drone on our first night out on Lake Powell this March. It was too cool/early for houseboats, jet skis & ski boats - once past Rainbow Arch maybe saw 4 other boats/day.

    Perfect for water ballast boats - the Catalina 27 is anchored out. Really fun poking up side slot canyons.

    GREAT striper fishing.


  11. pmirenda


    Joined Sep 25, 2008
    108 posts, 34 likes
    Catalina 30 MKIII
    US Beach Haven
    Beautiful shot. Well deserved award. Congradulations.

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  12. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,873 posts, 208 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Nice photos all around!

  13. jssailem


    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    8,748 posts, 3,746 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Great year of Photos... I thought I had a chance with the Square Rigger.. A Crossing of the T Shot.. Right out of the History Books.
    So Next year Who Knows... I'll really have to work at it... You guys are just too good. It was a difficult choice to limit myself to only 3.
    Merry Christmas to all!
    LittleGirl Christmas prayer.jpg

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  14. Sailavie1


    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    241 posts, 244 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    Thanks Kermit and to all that voted for it.
    What an honour it is to win this years’ contest. I can’t believe it beat out all of those gorgeous boats in exotic locations. What a nice Christmas gift.
    Cheers :beer:

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  15. Meriachee


    Joined Aug 1, 2011
    3,190 posts, 1,065 likes
    Catalina 270
    CA Wabamun - on the orange ball
    Hey @Sailavie1 , I guess we better stop watchin’ CNN. These guys aren’t so bad after all. Ha ha.
    Congrats! :beer:

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  16. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    4,489 posts, 2,440 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Congratulation Sailavie.

    That was a truly nice shot. You'r photo deserved to win. Such amazing competition too.

    -Will (Dragonfly)

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  17. Mark Maulden

    Mark Maulden

    Joined Jan 25, 2011
    1,873 posts, 208 likes
    S2 11.0A
    US Anacortes, WA
    Congrats to Sailavie from a fellow winner!! Your photo has numerous excellent attributes. I really like it and I actually voted for it! The runner ups were also excellent! Game on for next year!!

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  18. Brian D

    Brian D Moderator

    Joined Feb 17, 2006
    4,383 posts, 1,009 likes
    Lancer 27PS
    US MCB Camp Pendleton, Ca KF6BL
    Spectacular. I totally enjoyed looking at the photos. Congrats Sailavie!

  19. Sailavie1


    Joined Oct 31, 2012
    241 posts, 244 likes
    Hunter 2008 H25
    ca Lake Wabamun
    Thanks Brian. It was just good timing I checked on my boat at that time. Only had my IPhone 6 in my pocket. Would have been even better had I packed the Canon.

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  20. dmyles


    Joined Jun 2, 2013
    3 posts, 6 likes
    Hunter 340
    Ca Midland, Ontario
    Hold on here, sailing in Alberta, really? I think this is fake news. Awsome skiing, ice climbing, mountaineering and rodeos in Alberta but sailing??
    Nice picture but I think it was taken in Muskoka.

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