4 years prior to this episode, we visited Dave Snyder in a farm field near Rushville as he was undertaking a huge project. He was building a sailing ship from scratch using only plans, locally sourced wood & his knowledge of woodworking. The boat is now afloat & ready to head down river as we go on deck, inside the cabin & all around his incredible accomplishment.
Racine Sail – September 16
Eight members (George Andersson, Chuck Litgen, Mike Saavedra, Larry and Linda Gulotta and Ty Liles) enjoyed a beautiful day of sailing and a fine shrimp-boil meal later as guests of the Racine Yacht Club.
The day started on somewhat of a disappointing note as Bill and Peggy Draver's mighty Kurplunk could not escape the grasp of the weeds that choked portions of Kenosha's South Point Marina. They later joined everyone for dinner.
George and Ty motored September Song to Racine in time for the 10:30 AM departure and were joined by the rest of the crew. Winds at 15 knots from the southeast and the accompanying 3 foot swell provided plenty of action with the occasional wave crashing on the bow. By the end of the day, winds subsided to 9 knots.
We saw a few swift sailboats headed to Racine flying their colorful spinnaker sails. A beautiful evening accompanied the fine shrimp boil dinner. For those members familiar with RYC, the nearby beach was busy with bathers.
If you missed this event, then I encourage you to attend next season as it is one of the better sails. A big "thank you" goes to George Andersson as his new September Song was the only participating boat.
Apostle Islands Charter by John Pasch
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