October Race Report

Gulf Race at PAG

The next WFPHRF Gulf series race is November 2nd at SPYC@Pass-A-Grille. Notice of Race and online registration can be found at spyc.org under Notice of Race & Forms This is a great opportunity to cruise down to Pass-A-Grille and enjoy the great SPYC@PAG facility and have a fun race in the gulf off of pass-a-grille on Saturday the 2nd.

DBC Gulf Race #7

This is our last race in DBC’s Boat-of-the-Year Series for 2013. Don’t miss out, Online Registration for this race will be available starting November 11th.

Clearwater Challenge

DBC had a great showing at this year’s CYC Clearwater Challenge. Michael Baier (Shadow Fax) and Dennis Bosi (Challenger) took line honors in Cruising A and Cruising B. Thank you to all our skippers and crew members who supported the Challenge and the WFPHRF Gulf Series.

Dunedin Boat Club and Regatta Volunteers

I want to congratulate the entire team on another successful regatta. The 29th Annual Dunedin Cup is now in the history books. It will go down as another successful event due to your hard work.

Over the weekend, we hosted 88 sailboats and over a 120 sailors, who raced in six separate events. We fed over 220 guests at the Low Country Boil. We could not have done it without you!

I want to thank our PROs David Billing, Margo Currey, Paula Shur, and Sarah Erb for an outstanding job.

A very big Dunedin Boat Club thank you to our US Sailing Judges Sarah Beth Reeves and Susan Wallace for officiating the regatta.

Thank you Committee Boat Captains Rod Coleman, Ron Kinkead, Fairlie Brinkley, Dave Becker, Joshua Goldman, Happy Jordan, Steve Soso, John Fondrk, Jim Davis, and Karl Bohlmann for supporting our racers with your time and boats.

To our race committee volunteers Sandy and Gene Wieher, Brenda Hanson, Brad Dunson, Rhonda and Robert Provine, Sharon Grimshaw, Norman Dixon, Lori and Steve Donovan, Mark Jordan, Star Fondrick, Dennis Denninger, Dave Thinel, Dave Yoder, Tania Goldman and family , we say thank you.

To our Low Country Boil cooks, Ken and LeAnn Foster, Suzanne and Cameron Vale, and John Griegyl, the food was absolutely outstanding.

To Dunedin Youth Sailing Staff, Coaches and Parents who helped in the DYSA Green Fleet Regatta, Thank you. The preparation and hard work by Karen Auman, Susan Pulling Robinson, Margo Currey, and John Fondrk made Sunday’s race truly exciting and competitive for our young sailors. Thank you to John Zoda for assisting with check-in, scoring, and timely results posting.

To all our members who volunteered to keep the club clean, serve wine and beer, run the ship’s store, and cook for the kids on Sunday, THANK YOU! Bernie Buird, James McKeever, Sharon Williams, Josh Buird, Ravena Schaffer, Sarah Erb, Robin Wright, Deb Beaty, Cheryl and Sandy Young, Keith McMullen, Margo Currey, Dean McClelland, Adriene McClelland, Cat Mills, Linda McMullen, Bill Gibson, Jan Gibson, Steve Donovan, Carol Elwood, Evelyn Hayes, Diana Carsey, David Wolters, Kim Beaty, Mark Jordan, and Dennis Bosi.

Without their advanced planning and hard work leading up to and during the cup, last weekend would not have been possible. Thank you Dunedin Cup Planning Committee members: Cheryl Young, Cindy Cole, Terry Hopkins, Cameron Vale, Fairlie Brinkley, John Hoopes, Zeke Durica, Dave Kelly, Chris Benson, Brenda Hanson, Robyn Buird, Claudia Noble, Margo Curry, Eileen Newsome, and John Zoda.

And with great appreciation, and truly the engine that makes all this work, I want to thank Mary Kolb and Happy Jordan for their outstanding job once again as Co-Chairpersons of the 29th Annual Dunedin Cup!

On behalf, once again, of all the sailors that participated this weekend, THANK YOU!

WFPHRF Gulf Events

Make sure you put all the Gulf events on your calendar. This year we have added one new event, making six great regattas for 2013-2014 on the Gulf of Mexico. This series includes:

• DBC Dunedin Cup – September 28th, 2013
• CYC Clearwater Challenge – October 19th-20th, 2013
SPYC Race @ PAG – November 2nd, 2013
• DBC/SPYC Pass-A-Grille Run – March 22nd, 2014
• SPYC@PAG – Crown Cars Regatta –
• Suncoast Race Week – April 4th,5th, and 6th, 2014

DBC Race Calendar for the remainder of the year

Clearwater Challenge WFPHRF GULF Saturday, October 19-20, 2013
SPYC PAG Race WFPHRF GULF Saturday, November 2, 2013
DBC Gulf Race #7 Sunday, November 16th, 2013

Please support the Dunedin Boat Club and WFPHRF, come out and race in these events.

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