Preparing for Vic-Maui

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A truckload of sails coming back to DOUBLE TAKE after a thorough going over.

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T-Minus 10 Days

The Double Take crew is busy taking care of the last minute details in prepping the boat for the race’s start on Saturday, July 7th.  This last weekend, the sails were all inventoried and prepped for the race.  Also, Sunday was spent taking everything off the boat and repacking only essential equipment (weight is very important!)  Some of the crew will be spending the Fourth of July in Canada while there are a few who will be partaking in the traditional American fireworks show and then heading north of the border to join in the Pre-Race festivities.  Double Take, herself, will be heading up very early Thursday, July 5th skippered by Brad who will be assisted by his two able bodied crew members, Bryce and Austin.

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DOUBLE TAKE wins her class at SYC Blake Island and first for Tri Island Series!

DOUBLE TAKE came from behind for a big win at the Seattle Yacht Club Blake Island Race on June 2nd. After getting stuck in a hole near West Point just after the start, the crew skillfully clawed their way back into the race with the help of a bit of a restart. Nearing the North end of Blake Island, Brad Baker committed to rounding the island counter clockwise – splitting from the majority of the fleet who chose to round clockwise. This was the decisive moment for the race as DOUBLE TAKE and NEPTUNE’S CAR stayed in breeze along the West side of the island, making big gains on the boats on the other side. A patchy but filling Northerly and smart sailing allowed DOUBLE TAKE to keep the other boats at bay for the beat to the West Point buoy and reach to the finish off Elliott Bay Marina. Very challenging light conditions in the last 200 yards to the finish allowed DT to pass NEPTUNE to win line honors.

The win at Blake Island, a third in the Vashon Race and first in Smith Island put DOUBLE TAKE at the top of Class 1 for the series. Full results here: http://www.seattleyachtclub.org/Default.aspx?p=DynamicModule&pageid=286513&ssid=164159&vnf=1

Double Take on the SYC Blake Island Race – Photo Jan Anderson