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  • The Double Damn Is A Must Do



    For Karl Robrock, the Double Damn is a summer must do.

    His trusty steed, the Moore 24' Snafu still on the disabled list from the damages suffered in the Coastal Cup,
    it was a matter of rallying the troops. The forecast was looking iffy and his most logical rides were not looking forward
    to a long ride up 5 just to get skunked. But alas, after a bundle of texts and emails a ride came through and Karl didn't hesitate
    to book a flight to PDX catch a ride east to Gorge Central.


    With a little coercion Karl was confirmed with Morgan Larson's main man on Bruzer Tyler Bech to sail upon hull #23,
    on David Gee's Moore 24' Space Toaster.

    "It's an amazing fraternity/family with Moore 24 owners, and Moore 24 owners in the Gorge are incredibly hospitable and generous"
    Karl notes "Things just developed easily and smoothly and with little effort, I had a ride from the airport, a place to stay and a ride. Incredible!"




    The pre regatta registration at Cascade Locks and hosted by the great crew at RBS Sail Battens is always a good time




    To quaff down a cold micro brew the the Thunder Island Brewery with the Bridge of Gods as a backdrop makes a great nightcap!




    4 Moore 24's in attendance this year made for some very close racing. The Moore's are rallying to do the Columbia Gorge One Design
    next year, as well as the Express 27's, just prior to the Double Damn. That should increase numbers dramatically!




    David Gee driving and Tyler Bech trimming. "Tyler knows the gorge very well. He knows the shallows. He know the shadows"




    "We had good breeze from Viento til just past the Hatchery. We struggled to get to the north side after wind Mt but made it.
    It was lighter and shiftier after Hood River and required constant attention to trim and puffs, but just beautiful sailing."




    Evelyn Hull and Michael Lazzaro in the Wabbit Covfefe "They were just having a great time, would surge ahead, then
    make a soft grounding and let us catch and pass them. But great job for neither one having sailed the Double Damn before.




    The 1st Moore to finish crew enjoying a post race cold one at the Hood River Yacht Club




    Wabbit sighting at PDX... Karl gets a lift Saturday night from Covfefe's captain, Michael Lazzaro...
    and with that, the magic weekend is complete...

    Til next time....
    This article was originally published in forum thread: everybody loves DD's started by PSutchek View original post
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