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Team Profiles - Red Heather (2012)

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Type: Olson 40
Skipper: John Gugins
Class: Racing Division, Class 2
Handicap Ranking: 5
Time Allowance: 56
Hailing Port: Squamish, BC
Hull Colour: White
LOA: 40'
Beam: 11.33'
Draft: 6.5'
Yacht Club: Squamish Yacht Club
Designer: George Olson
Builder: Pacific Yachts
Launch Date: 1984
Rig: Sloop
Sail Number: 69069
Status: ZZ-2012

Red Heather’s name sake is the wonderful alpine meadows and slopes that lie in Garibaldi Park on the northern side of Paul Ridge. Either “Red Heather” is a great place to be and serves up fabulous adventure, whether skiing or sailing. Red Heather is crewed by a hearty band of sailors mainly out of Squamish that enjoy the rigors of cold coffee, wet sandwiches, and multiple sail changes.

From the challenges of escaping Juan De Fuca to exhilarating downwind sailing, we anticipate that our expectations will be more than met. The quote, “every day you go sailing adds a day to your life,” is one of our mottos. "We imagine some tricky tactical choices, and hope for some exhilarating downwind sleigh-rides!"

We also look forward to the camaraderie between all the sailors and applaud the event organizers that make it all happen.

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