Ron Moller was the overall best in an open water single shell in the rowing and paddling race on Sunday that concluded Sequim Bay Yacht Club’s 29th annual fundraiser for Volunteer Hospice of …
Ron Moller was the overall best in an open water single shell in the rowing and paddling race on Sunday that concluded Sequim Bay Yacht Club’s 29th annual fundraiser for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
One of several Port Townsend rowers to participate, he finished the 10K course in 52:38 minutes.
The Sequim Bay Yacht Club raised more than $15,000 in its 29th Reach and Row for Hospice benefit for Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County.
And that was even before the pledges and donations were collected at last weekend’s races.
All donations and registration fees are designated for the respite care program for the families and caregivers of hospice patients.
Winners of Saturday’s sailing races were “Sirius,” Soren Prip, skipper, first in cruiser class, and “Pinafore,” Bernie Armstrong, second; and in the racer class, “Litonya,” skipper Mike Kalahar, first; “Windchild,” skipper Rudy Heessels, second; “Sirius,” skipper Durkee Richards; third, and “Denali,” skipper Bob Macaulay, fourth. All sail from Sequim except for Kalahar, a Port Angeles resident.
Steve Chapin, of Port Townsend, placed second in the rowing/paddling race in an open water shell and third overall.
Second place overall was Sean Halberg, Port Angeles, in a flatwater shell. Fourth place overall was won by Kay Bass, Port Orchard, and Mark Underwood, Bremerton, first in a double flatwater shell.
Others rowing in open water shells were Mari Friend, Port Townsend, fifth overall; Francine Rose, Port Townsend, seventh overall, and Karen Michaud, Port Townsend, eighth overall.
Competing in a variety of classes, including surf skis, kayaks, canoes, wherries and stand-up paddleboards, were Gail Green, Sequim, sixth overall; Jean Neal, Sequim, ninth overall; Kip Tulin, Sequim, 10th overall; Robert Niclas, Sequim, 11th overall; Sean and Christina Eppers, Sequim, 12th overall; Tim Walls, Sequim, 13th overall; Joel Cziok, Sequim, 14th overall; the VHOCC Nurse Report Team, Port Angeles, 15th overall; and Jennifer Constable, Port Angeles, 16th overall.
The Sequim Bay Yacht Club will continue its fundraising campaign for the Volunteer Hospice of Clallam County until early December with sales of tickets for the quilt raffle, the tip jar at the bar at club events and other donations.
For more information, see https://sequimbayyacht.club/reach-for-hospice. Guests are welcome at club events; for a schedule, see https://sequimbayyacht.club/club-events.
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