Friday, May 14, 2010

Meet Ya Shure

Ya Shure, skippered by Norm Petersen is the Offshore's only cruising class boat this year. She is a 36' Ketch. Her previous owners sailed her around the world, taking 8 years to complete the circumnavigation. Norm bought her 10 years ago and has sailed her since. Norm is a member of the Sauvie Island YC, a club for cruising and liveaboard sailors.

Norm plans to retire and sail her north to BC and Alaska. He is an experienced sailor, having sailed off and on for 45 years. Everyone on the boat for this race has some offshore experience. Norm was a sport-fishing captain.

As many skippers have complained, the biggest problem they have experienced in getting ready for the Offshore is not enough time.

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