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135--California: San Diego Beer Can Race
@ CherieSpotting     Jul 10 2003 - 09:10 PST
cherie writes: On July 9, 2003 one-hundred-seven boats cut their engines, hoisted their mains, and unfurled their jibs to start the 6th 2003 San Diego Beer Can Races with a bang.

I was aboard Mistress, a 53 Swan Captained by Ray LaFleur. We just came to have fun, but we ended up in 6th place! I can't think of a better way to spend a Wednesday night!

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Luis trims the jib of "Mistress" in the 6th 2003 San Diego Beer Cup Race.

Luis trims the jib of "Mistress" in the 6th 2003 San Diego Beer Cup Race.

Ray, the Captain, and Claudia (apparently rail meat?)

Ray, the Captain, and Claudia (apparently rail meat?)

Galen the grinder.

Galen the grinder.

Just another perfect day on the Bay.

Just another perfect day on the Bay.

Cherie at the helm!

Cherie at the helm!

The crew of "Mistress" looking busy.

The crew of "Mistress" looking busy.

Holding on!

Holding on!

You have to watch out for cars...even on the water.

You have to watch out for cars...even on the water.

The gang on the bay.

The gang on the bay.

107 boats all shapes and sizes race ever Wednesday.

107 boats all shapes and sizes race ever Wednesday.

Some come to race, while others come just to have fun!

Some come to race, while others come just to have fun!

It's all fun until the race starts, then it is serious business.

It's all fun until the race starts, then it is serious business.

Time to fly the kite!

Time to fly the kite!

The spinnaker/sun-shade.

The spinnaker/sun-shade.

Sailing brings out the smiles in everyone.

Sailing brings out the smiles in everyone.

Flying wing on wing.

Flying wing on wing.

Brothers Bill and Ray have another great day on the water.

Brothers Bill and Ray have another great day on the water.

Would it be a beer can race without beer?

Would it be a beer can race without beer?

Sailing is both work and fun!

Sailing is both work and fun!

A new way to "meet the neighbors."

A new way to "meet the neighbors."

Looks like our boats wanted to get to know each other a bit better.

Looks like our boats wanted to get to know each other a bit better.

The only casualty--Claudia's torn jeans.  But hey...there's another use for sailing tape!

The only casualty--Claudia's torn jeans. But hey...there's another use for sailing tape!

Luis gives his wife Claudia a first class ride off the dock.

Luis gives his wife Claudia a first class ride off the dock.