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Kyle Ewing

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2012 Race to Mackinac
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:31:28 PM »

I'm sailing Donnybrook in this year's Chicago Mac race.  This'll be my 5th year sailing on Donnybrook!  I'm optimistic as I put her on a serious diet:  I took off all the misc. spares from various projects over the years, removed the inflatable dinghy from under the V-Berth (70+ pounds), took off unneeded foul whether gear (I found 3 pairs of boots I didn't know I had), and in general anything I haven't touched for more than 3 years.  I guess 300 pounds.  She even sits nicer on her waterline.

You can track us using Yellowbrick Race Tracking (http://gae.yb.tl/chicagomack2012) and follow on Twitter (https://twitter.com/Saildonnybrook), or our blog (www.saildonnybrook.com).

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Kyle Ewing
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Stu Jackson

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Re: 2012 Race to Mackinac
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 09:53:50 PM »

Kyle, good luck.  Hope it's safer than last year's race, with better weather.  When does it start?
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Re: 2012 Race to Mackinac
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 10:39:35 PM »

Well I hope you have a good tale to tell over a shot of Mount Gay at the Pink Pony.    Good luck!
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Re: 2012 Race to Mackinac
« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 09:39:06 AM »

Crusing classes start this afternoon, 3:00 I think. The balance of the racers will start tomorrow afternoon.

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Re: 2012 Race to Mackinac
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2012, 09:19:59 PM »

hope you had a good race!
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Kyle Ewing

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Re: 2012 Race to Mackinac
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2012, 08:35:08 AM »

Will finish in a few hours.  The best for Donnybrook but slow compared to the fleet.  We'll beat our goal time!
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