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Kim Kaminski 08-14-2000 08:00 PM

Leading Ladies Seize the Day
 
<HTML><!-- eWebEditPro 1.8.0.2 --><P><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=8>&nbsp;</TD><TD vAlign=top align=left width=222><IMG height=202 src="http://www.sailnet.com/images/content/authors/Kaminski/081500_kk_applejack.jpg" width=222><BR><DIV class=captionheader align=left><FONT color=#000000><B>The author (center), the owner (the lone male), and the crew of <EM>Applejack </EM>celebrate their win in the Race for the Roses.</B></FONT></DIV></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2 height=8>&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P><FONT size=3>If it’s late July in Pensacola, it’s time for the Race for the Roses, where all-women crews take to the waters to prove who has the competitive stuff in Florida’s panhandle region.&nbsp;&nbsp;Based out of the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club, this popular event not only attracts over 200 female sailors of all ages, but is hailed as one of the only all-female sailing competitions in the southeastern US.&nbsp;</FONT></P><P><FONT size=3><!--- SIDEBAR ---><P>This year, crews traveled from various clubs along the Gulf Coast and southern Florida for this Gulf Yachting Association-sanctioned event.&nbsp;&nbsp;Established in 1987 as a way to encourage more women sailors into the local sailboat contests, the Race for the Roses has grown into a highly competitive experience.&nbsp;</FONT></P><P><FONT size=3><TABLE align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=8></TD><TD></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>Weather conditions were ideal this year, with light-to-variable winds varying from eight&nbsp;&nbsp;to 12 knots.&nbsp;&nbsp;Monohull, multihull, and Optimist Dinghy classes had the opportunity to engage in the competition for one sunny Saturday afternoon and then all the competitors enjoyed the festivities at the awards ceremony which was sponsored by&nbsp;Brugal Rum and Louis&nbsp;Roederer Estate Sparkling Wines.&nbsp;&nbsp;Nothing like a little champagne and roses for the winners.</FONT></P><P><FONT size=3><!--- RIGHT ALIGN IMAGE-- CAPTION ---><P><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=right border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width=8>&nbsp;</TD><TD vAlign=top align=left width=222><IMG height=202 src="http://www.sailnet.com/images/content/authors/Kaminski/081500_kk_applejack2.jpg" width=222><BR><DIV class=captionheader align=left><FONT color=#000000><B><I>Applejack</I> makes its way down the course on Pensacola Bay.</B></FONT></DIV></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2 height=8>&nbsp;</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><FONT size=3></FONT>Out on the water, the entries were broken up into two spinnaker classes and one non-spinnaker class, which raced (10 miles for the new&nbsp;spinncker hats) a five-leg, 13-mile course in and around Pensacola Bay.&nbsp;&nbsp;The&nbsp;multihull and Optimist Dinghy classes raced in the sound just off the pristine beaches that front the city.&nbsp;&nbsp;</FONT></P><P>The competition was tough, and you can be sure that some of the top competitors in this event will be women to watch in future events.</P><P><FONT size=3></FONT>&nbsp;</P><P><FONT size=3><!--- START SIDE BAR ---><P><TABLE cellPadding=5 width=468 align=center bgColor=#c4d7fc border=1><TBODY><TR><TD><A name=sidebar><P align=left><FONT face="Trebuchet MS, arial" color=#000000 size=+2><B>The Bottom Line</B></FONT></P></A><TABLE cellSpacing=1 borderColorDark=#ed4242 cellPadding=2 width=435 align=center borderColorLight=#c4d7fc border=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle bgColor=#ed4242 colSpan=3 height=41><P align=center><FONT color=#ffffff><B><FONT size=5>Spinnaker A</FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>Jazz – Nancy Marshall</TD><TD align=middle width=78>2:02:46</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>&nbsp;TrippTease – Susan&nbsp;Kurzweg </TD><TD align=middle width=78>2:06:40</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>3.</TD><TD width=136>Entropy – Shawn Smith </TD><TD align=middle width=78>2:07:52</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P><TABLE cellSpacing=1 borderColorDark=#ed4242 cellPadding=2 width=435 align=center borderColorLight=#c4d7fc border=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle bgColor=#ed4242 colSpan=3 height=41><P align=center><FONT color=#ffffff><B><FONT size=5>Spinnaker B</FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>Applejack – Kim Kaminski</TD><TD align=middle width=78>2:02:26</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Elusive – Kathy Parkinson</TD><TD align=middle width=78>2:04:53</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>3.</TD><TD width=136>Harpoon – Karen Harp</TD><TD align=middle width=78>2:12:48</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P><TABLE cellSpacing=1 borderColorDark=#ed4242 cellPadding=2 width=435 align=center borderColorLight=#c4d7fc border=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle bgColor=#ed4242 colSpan=3 height=41><P align=center><FONT color=#ffffff><B><FONT size=5>Non-Spinnaker </FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>&nbsp;Delphina-- Roberta Kuder</TD><TD align=middle width=78>1:28:38</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Ez-Duz-It – Julie Connerley</TD><TD align=middle width=78>1:29:47</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>3.</TD><TD width=136>&nbsp;Moondance– Ellen Hunt</TD><TD align=middle width=78>1:34:11</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P><TABLE cellSpacing=1 borderColorDark=#ed4242 cellPadding=2 width=435 align=center borderColorLight=#c4d7fc border=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle bgColor=#ed4242 colSpan=3 height=41><P align=center><FONT color=#ffffff><B><FONT size=5>Overall Fleet Winner </FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ed4242><TD align=middle width=234 colSpan=3><FONT color=#ffffff><B>Spinnaker – </B></FONT></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>Applejack </TD><TD align=middle width=78>Kim Kaminski</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Jazz </TD><TD align=middle width=78>Nancy Marshall</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20 height=31>3.</TD><TD width=136 height=31>Elusive</TD><TD align=middle width=78 height=31>Kathy Parkinson</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ed4242><TD align=middle width=234 colSpan=3><B><FONT color=#ffffff>Non-Spinnaker</FONT></B></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>Delphina</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Roberta Kuder</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Ez-Duz-It</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Julie Connerley</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>3.</TD><TD width=136>Moondance</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Ellen Hunt</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><P><TABLE cellSpacing=1 borderColorDark=#ed4242 cellPadding=2 width=435 align=center borderColorLight=#c4d7fc border=1><TBODY><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle bgColor=#ed4242 colSpan=3 height=41><P align=center><FONT color=#ffffff><B><FONT size=5>Optimist Dinghies </FONT></B></FONT></P></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ed4242><TD align=middle width=234 colSpan=3><DIV align=left><FONT color=#ffffff><B>Blue Fleet – </B></FONT></DIV></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>&nbsp;BeccaDenney</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 8433</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Leigh Hammel</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 7188</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20 height=31>3.</TD><TD width=136 height=31>Forrest Richards</TD><TD align=middle width=78 height=31>Sail # 9367</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ed4242><TD align=middle width=234 colSpan=3><DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#ffffff><B>Red Fleet – </B></FONT></B></DIV></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>&nbsp;CarlyneWade</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 8496</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Mary Ellen Blanco</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 6820</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>3.</TD><TD width=136>&nbsp;JanelZarkowsky</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail #9356</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ed4242><TD align=middle width=234 colSpan=3><DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#ffffff><B>White Fleet –</B></FONT></B></DIV></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>&nbsp;AdriannaKopp</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 7771</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Katherine Gullick</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 8481</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>3.</TD><TD width=136>Carlyle Herbert</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 8471</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=234 bgColor=#ed4242 colSpan=3><DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#ffffff><B>Green Fleet –</B></FONT></B></DIV></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>Carla Aronsohn</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail #3886</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Kim Jennings</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 2045</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=234 bgColor=#ed4242 colSpan=3><DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#ffffff>Overall&nbsp;<B><B>Opti</B> –</B></FONT></B></DIV></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=136>&nbsp;BeccaDenny</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 8433</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=136>Forrest Richards</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 9367</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>3.</TD><TD width=136>Leigh Hammel</TD><TD align=middle width=78>Sail # 7188</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=234 bgColor=#ed4242 colSpan=3><DIV align=left><B><FONT color=#ffffff><B><FONT color=#ffffff>Hobie</FONT></B>&nbsp;Wave (Multihull)</FONT></B></DIV></TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>1.</TD><TD width=214 colSpan=2>Susan Newkirk</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#c4d7fc><TD align=middle width=20>2.</TD><TD width=214 colSpan=2>Pam Gutherie</TD></TR><TR bgColor=#ffffff><TD align=middle width=20>3.</TD><TD width=214 colSpan=2>Patrice Edwards</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><!--- END SIDE BAR ---><P></TABLE><BR><BR></P></TD></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></FONT></P><P><FONT size=3>For more information on the “Race for the Roses” check the Pensacola Beach Yacht Club&nbsp;website at www.pensacolabeach-yc.org<A name=_Hlt490468987></A></FONT></P><P><I><FONT size=3>A former rear commodore and vice commodore of the Pensacola Beach YC, Kim&nbsp;Kaminski got her start in sailing in 1987 and has been hooked ever since.&nbsp;&nbsp;In June, she started training seven non-sailing women for this race.&nbsp;&nbsp;On board&nbsp;</FONT></I><FONT size=3>Applejack, <I>half her team had never sailed before, let alone race.&nbsp;&nbsp;Apart from racing, Kim writes about sailing for a local newspaper,&nbsp;</I>The Islander,<I>&nbsp;and had her own television show on public access</I>—Yachts of Fun—<I>for three years.</I></FONT></P><P><FONT size=3>Kim<STRONG> </STRONG></FONT>Kaminski</P></HTML>


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