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Starvation Report

by Tom Gale

Hello Chuck,
This is a quick report on Utah's first sailing meet of the season, held at Starvation Res. near Duchesne Utah. on May 20-22. We had 36 people in attendance, and 15 boats in total. Great weather, lots of wind. The event is organized by Jim Thayer of Grand Mesa Boatworks every spring. 6 of the 15 boat hulls present were made by Jim over the years. We had attendees from as far away as Golden Co, to Idaho falls, Salt Lake City, and Logan Ut.

Every year brings a wide variety of boats and owners together to exchange ideas on designs, construction techniques, rowing and sailing adventures, future projects, as well as food and wine libations. My main exuse to submit this info, is to share some of the great photos I took of the event and hopfully inspire others to get out and go sailing....And perhaps join us next year.

I'll try to lump groups of photos that go together and give some info about them.

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the 'A Duckah' and Nina (both Thayer hulls)

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L to R: Potter 19, Exploration 18, Duckah, Sea Pearl, Nina

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my A Duckah (with sail made from Egyptian sailcloth from Duckworks) The sail was cut from a pattern of an old windsurfer sail, full cut, works very well.

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Dwight Nicholson's Expedition 18, wife Joan and big dog named Sueboy. Dwight has won several races in the beautiful boat.
 
a forward rowing, sail rigged Canoe owned by Ron Roberts of Idaho Falls

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my wife's NY Whitehull, (hull by GMBW) finished out by her father Jack Hicks, Heather aboard with passenger Ruby Gale

 
Jack Hicks' sliding seat row boat

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my son Wil's newly launched row boat, also designed and built by Grandpa (Jack Hicks) sliding seat and custom made oars

 
GMBW Whitehull, owned by Kate Axon

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Wil and Ruby Gale enjoying the beach

 
Jim Thayer and family singing praise

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Tom Gale, Logan UT

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