The Chicagoland messabout group is a VERY loose
arrangement. We’re basically an email list so
we can keep each other posted on when we’re
going sailing. I’m the de-facto “organizer”
simply because I do the Duckworks messabout calendar.
Accordingly, it is no big deal to hold a messabout
when the “organizer” can’t make
it. It pained me greatly, but at least I get a little
vicarious breeze in recounting the event for you.
Dave Seaburg wrote the following, and his wife Tracie
took the photos. He claims he can’t write but
I don’t believe him. You can decide for yourself.
My remarks are in brackets.
What a beautiful October day at Busse Woods. Warm
and no shortage of breeze. Winds were in the 15 MPH
range with occasional gusts. We were sailing in shorts
and tee shirts on Sunday and now Thursday I look outside
and see snow. What a change.
Although we were short on participants
we were long on fun. It was a great day and a terrific
way to end the season, mine anyways.
A sailor, Charles Hague, (not really a part of our
group) was out until the winds starting picking up.
Tom Hamernik in his Mixer.
Chris Feller in his new Piccup
Squared. Impressive, fine sailing pram.
[I really missed seeing this one. Looks like a really
Mike Sandell in the Vector
just taking it all in. The most wind he has sailed
the Vector in to date.
Dave Seaberg sailing WindIgo. Wife
Tracie was with this day and can be credited for taking
all of the photos.
Ken Ziembicki in his Com-Pac 16.
A beautiful 1983 (looks like new) sloop. Attracted
much attention. This is a great weekend boat and more
[This boat has a short bulb keel if I remember correctly.
Ken knows just where he can and can’t go in
this shallow little lake.]
Tom always wanted to dump the Mixer
to see what happens. Got his wish at the dock. Not
sure what exactly happened but I do know he was not
in it at the time. Good thing, that water was COLD!
Chris and Tom exchanging some good
Tom "trying" to keep up
with Dave Seabergs Victor 36/600 RC sailboat. The
model is 20 years old and is still just as much fun
as it was when new.
An 18 foot race boat of some sort
showed up. Certainly Busse is a squeeze for a boat
of this speed.
The following are just a few shots
of why we were there to begin with, FUN.
There you have it folks. And thanks for Dave for getting
all those photos!
Madison, Wisconsin, USA
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