For Immediate Release January 20,1996 Please contact for more info about Contact: Chris Van Oosterhout race conditions, local crew and boats. (231)759-8596 (231)847-4057 TWO WEST MICHIGAN BOATS FINISH WITHIN TOP THREE OF CLASS AT KEY WEST Muskegon, Mich. -- (Saturday, January 20,1996) -- Today, seven west Michigan sailboats and their crew begin the trip home from Key West after a week of intensive racing. Some will bring back awards and others only bring back memories. The boats participated in the Yachting Key West Race Week Jan. 15- 19. Excitement was high as local participants competed against an international fleet of nearly 250 boats. Caramba, an Andrews 27 based in Muskegon and owned by Mark Schaefer and John Van Zee of East Grand Rapids, placed second in its class for the week. Caramba's second place finish in the E-PHRF class is based on point accumulation in eight races. The Key West E-PHRF class includes 12 boats from across the country. Kindred Spirit, a 29 Pinnacle, also from Muskegon and owned by Jack Rillema II of Whitehall tied for third in its class but will not take home official honors because of a procedural rule. Key West Race rules dictate that ties are broken by giving favor to the best placing in the most recent race. The rule places Rillema with an official forth place for the week in the C - PHRF class of twenty boats. ### About Torresen Marine, Inc.: Torresen Marine, Inc. is a complete sales and service facility specializing in sailboats. Established in 1965, we offer the largest sailing ship store in Michigan, a complete rigging shop, and extensive mechanical, painting, fiberglass and wood working facilities. Torresen Marine provides seasonal and transient docking for sailboats. Located on Muskegon Lake one-half mile from the Lake Michigan channel, we provide haul-out and service for sailboats and commercial vessels from 8 - 72' in length. Torresen Marine also operates the Torresen Sailing Page on the World Wide Web (http://www.torresen.com).
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