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Honors at the prom!

Nov 8, 2010
10,895
Beneteau First 36.7 & 260 Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
Last weekend was the WYC awards banquet, AKA the sailor’s prom. It’s the one night of the year you are assured to see me in long pants. The entire BlueJ crew took up a table. Jodi and I got a room at the venue, and invited @cb32863 and the crew of Seeker over for a pre-game party. Here are some of the ladies getting into the party mood.

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Pre-game over, it's out at the awards table and cocktail hour, I stop to check on our stash. As expected! ;^)

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Pretty soon cocktails are over, and we gather for dinner. Jodi is chatting with Brendon and his wife, who are sadly leading us next season to buy a j/70. Traitors!

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Just a few slides before I was scheduled to talk about the PHRF 1 fleet, the club announced the winner of the annual ‘Doc Sam’ award, issued to the WYC sailor that most exemplifies the ‘racing spirit’ that is so much a part of WYC. I was practicing my PHRF speech in my head, but noticed in the background that it sounded like they could be talking about me. Seem so. Do NOT expect that! Now time for a very impromptu speech.

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The Award is very cool. I get to house the trophy for the year, but the plaque is a keeper.

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The rest of the evening was great as well, with a band and dancing until the hotel made us stop. The the after parties until the hotel stopped those. Not sure why they keep letting us come back! ;^)

Anyway the keeper looks great over the collection of annual trophy frames!

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Jun 29, 2010
1,086
Beneteau First 235 Lake Minnetonka, MN
Piggybacking on this as we got our first win this year. Not as much hardware but, we still got something!

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From left to right, my fiance' Rachel, myself, crew member Cindy, and crew member Mario. Rachel is more social sailor then racer. My position is of course "Bank Account", driver, main trim, tactics, etc.., Cindy is learning to drive and trim the main, and Mario is head sail, fore deck, and spin trim.

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Our trophy frame, trophy, and glassware.

Was a blast and yes, the Doc Sam award to Clay is well deserved!
 
May 25, 2012
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john alden caravelle 42 sturgeon bay, wis
well done! very cool, all on one of the great sailing venues in this country
 
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Nov 8, 2010
10,895
Beneteau First 36.7 & 260 Minneapolis MN & Bayfield WI
Piggybacking on this as we got our first win this year. Not as much hardware but, we still got something!

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From left to right, my fiance' Rachel, myself, crew member Cindy, and crew member Mario. Rachel is more social sailor then racer. My position is of course "Bank Account", driver, main trim, tactics, etc.., Cindy is learning to drive and trim the main, and Mario is head sail, fore deck, and spin trim.

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Our trophy frame, trophy, and glassware.

Was a blast and yes, the Doc Sam award to Clay is well deserved!
That was great. And well deserved. And it gave me something to talk about! ;^)
 
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Jun 29, 2014
382
S2 7.3 Fond du Lac
Congratulations! It is great when someone not only excels at their passion, but is awarded for it.
 
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Jun 19, 2013
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Oday 28 Traverse City
Congrats JD, Looks like lots of drinking in your awards that night...
 
Jun 29, 2010
1,086
Beneteau First 235 Lake Minnetonka, MN
Meanwhile, back here at home...... the 8-12 forecasted for overnight hasn't quite started yet... Supposedly 11" more from Friday through Sunday.

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Enjoy your beach time..... Damn you man!! ;)
 
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