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Team Profiles - Family Affair (2014)

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Type: Beneteau First 45f5
Skipper: Henning / Thomas Buus
Class: Racing, Fully Crewed
Hailing Port: Everett, WA, USA
Hull Colour: White
LOA: 46.5'
Beam: 14'
Draft: 7.83'
Yacht Club: Milltown Sailing Association
Designer: Beneteau/Farr Yacht Design
Builder: Beneteau France
Launch Date: 1990
Rig: Sloop
Sail Number: 79117
Status: ZZ-2014 Family AffaIR

Family Affair is co-owned by Henning & Greta Buus and son, Thomas Buus and his wife Sandy Buus. She is a 45ft Beneteau First 45F5 built in France in 1990. We purchased her in 2007 in Los Angeles and sailed her up to Everett Washington. She was dismasted off the Northern California coast during the delivery. She now has a new rig as well as a new bottom.

We have been club racing with Milltown Sailing Association as well as cruising her in the San Juans. This will be our second Vic-Maui race.  We did Vic-Maui in 2012, and to prepare we participated in the Southern Straits, Swiftsure and two of the Tri-Island Race series. One of the highlights was getting line honors in the Round Whidbey Race. 

We are all looking forward to this adventure and wish all participants a safe and joyful trip.

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