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Railean Rum Catamaran Run - 20 October

The 2nd annual Railean Rum Run was a big success. Sixteen catamarans registered which made this event larger than last years. Strong winds from the southeast and choppy waters made for hull flying and white knuckle sailing throughout the race course. The race started in front of the “T” head, traveled to Red Fish Island, turned north paralleling the ship channel to the high range marker and then southwest toward the finish at SSC, some sixteen plus miles. There were two classes of boats: those with spinnakers and those without which made up the larger of the two groups. At the finish line, lap times were recorded with Trey Garrison scoring each boat using US Sailing’s Multihull Class and Modification Factors.2012-10-20 11.44.17

Spin Class Result:

1st Place - Asim and Omar Saber on a Blade F16 - Race time: 1:49:01x-1 cat

Non Spin Results:

1st Place - Fernando Guirola and Zar Wade-Gledhill on a Hobie 16 - Race time 1:54:02

2nd Place - Bruce Asher and Morris Covin on a Prindle 16 - Race time 2:07:50

3rd Place – Ernie and Tiiffany Kamp on Supercat 19 – Race time 1:59:43

4th Place - Todd Gardner on an Inter 17R - Race time 2:09:40

5th Place – Michelle RathKamp on a Hobie 16 - Race time 2:43:14

cat one hullOther participants in the Race:

Doug Bradley, Trey Garrison, Bill Lyons, Jim McGill, Collin Casey, Ernest Langford, Steve Verbernt, Kurt Peter, Todd Nereng and David Gardner

Many thanks go to Kelly Railean of Railean Rum for sponsoring this race, providing their “Finest Trophies” to the top five finishers.

Also, I would like to thank Ty Geiger, Race Governor for arranging the use of a Committee/Safety Boat and David Morgan, Commodore for his work as PRO to start the race.

Kim H. Hester