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Hook Race has repeat Winner


SYRENA, a B32 owned by Nicholas Hayes of Milwaukee Club, has repeated her 2004 performance by taking first-to-finish, first-in-section and first-overall honors in the 22nd Racine Yacht Club HOOK race, completed this past weekend. The 197 nm annual race leaves from the port of Racine, on the western shore of Lake Michigan, goes up the coast to Death’s Door, turns the corner and traverses Green Bay to finish at the western end of the Sturgeon Bay shipping canal. Each year, racers opt for this race as an alterative to the longer Chicago Mackinac race. This year, 56 boats registered in five divisions to enjoy fine sailing conditions. Principal race officer, Gene Hermansen reported “The start had me nervous – at 0800 no wind!!. By 1000hrs we did get up to 5-6K NE …Enough to get all five Div’s off on schedule. ” and the wind filled in during the day to give racers a fast trip to the Door. Most boats finished well before Monday morning breakfast. Top finishers in each division:

Division 1
Syrena, B32 – N Hayes
Rogue, NM 36 – P Engel
Kiva, Finngulf 41 – D Peel
Hasten, C&C 41 – F Stritt
Rumors, Islander 40 – W Osterink

Division 2
Monitor, T10 – M Veenstra
Uber Alles, Rancher 41 – G Knop
American Dream, T10 – S Wecker
FasTen, T10 – Dahl/Caldwell
Toucan, Catalina 380 – C Olney

Division 3
Saturday, Pearson Flyer – J Burhani
Sojourner, Tartan 372 – D Pollock
Weatherly, C&C 36 – R Maclean
Audra’s Too, Nicholson 33 – P Sullivan
Songline, C&C 34 – M Abbey

Division 4
Gadzooks, Capo 26 – S Kall
Sirocco, C&C 33, D Vacarello
Frisante, C&C 33 – J Colby
Windquest, Hunter 37 – B Dean
Ruffian, C&C 33, T Hartley

Division 5
Pegasus, Catalina 27 – K Novak
Jupiter, Hinckley 35 – B Fritz
Classy Lady, Hunter 30 – J Kessler
Jackpot, Santana 30 – Z Babel
Kismet, Morgan 34 – W Joyce

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