Competitor's Detailed Information

"Vela - USA 25743"

Registration Information:
Owner's Name: Doug & Linda Sheppard
From: Clinton Township, MI USA
Representing Club: Albatross Yacht Club
Registered Crew: 8
Course: Cove Island
Racing Class: Class I - Cruising
Division: Division I - Cove Island
Entry Status:
Rating and Other Information:
Skipper:Doug Sheppard
ORC Cert. Ref.: 03880001HBP
Race Rating: 1.0052
Rating Notes:
Race Reported Times:
Finish Time:Monday - 01:03:54
Elapsed Time:36:23:54
Corrected Time:36:35:15
Boat Information:
Sail Number:USA 25743
Boat Type:Saga 43
Mfg. Date:2002
Length:43
Draft:5.58
Beam:12
Hull Color:white
Spinnaker Colors:red and white


( Corinthian Crew )
Crew List:

  • Doug Sheppard - Clinton Township, MI
  • Glen Drabant - IRA, Michigan
  • Bill Neville - Shelby Twp,, Mi
  • Jim Goldenbogen - Ira, Michigan
  • Michelle Kinney - Kenockee , Mi
  • Tom Grabowski - Shelby Twp, mi
  • David Rogers - Northville, MI
  • Dawn Longfellow Jones - Brighton , Mi



    About Vela...

    This will be the first BYC Mack for Vela. Our previous boat was dismasted and totaled several years ago in the St. Elmo’s Night Race. Boat searching finally ended with the purchase of Vela (For Cruising!). I’ve been racing the BYC Mack on “Knot Yours Too” out of PHYC since 2009 in which we’ve placed multiple times (first in class 2013). That terrific crew and owner (including a couple of Old Goats) persuaded me that we should do this year’s race on Vela, which has a few more creature comforts… Looking forward to another great time with hopes for fair winds and a good race.




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