Thursday, March 14, 2019

Another First Timer – Chinook 

Chinook is a Beneteau Idylle 11.5 skippered by Tod Bassham. Yay for first timers and another cruising class entry! Tod reports their main goal is to have fun getting to the northern cruising grounds, but with a performance hull based on a First 35, and with several Oregon Offshore and Swiftsure veterans on board, we can expect some competition coming from this group. While this is Chinook’s first time competing in the Oregon Offshore Tod and Deedie have been sailing and racing a progression of boats on the Columbia river since 2008. Given Deedie is responsible for at pushing for least one of the upgrades because she wanted a faster boat, and with a stated desire not to be late to the party in Victoria, this sounds like a fast and fun program.

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