Friday, December 10, 2010

Race For Your Life Standings

“You put her in WHAT boat class?”

Congrats to all the Dash racers who earned points in the 2010-11 Race For Your Life Series!

Recap: boat class winners receive points for the number of racers in their class, plus a two-point bonus, to a max of 12 points.

2nd place gets the number of racers in the class, minus 1… 3rd place, minus 2, etc.

All finishers get at least one point.

The next event in the Race For Your Life Series is the New Years Challenge, January 8th in Seattle. Register now!

Current RFYL standings after the Dash:


Sherri Cassuto 12

Susan Conrad 9

Terri Bedford 8

Kimberly Allen 7

Trista Bilmer 7

Heather Nelson 6

Maureen Peterson 6

Debbie Arthur 5

Ayu Othman 5

Suzy Cornell 4

Shawna Franklin 4

Barbara Gronseth 4

Kim Andersson 3

Nadja Baker Zimmerman 3

Cheryl Batty 3

Minnie Fontenelle 3

Vanessa Haycock 3

Theresa Knakal 3

Angela Knightley 3

Tracy Landboe 3

Pam Powell 3

Jodi Wright 3

Traci Cole 2

Alison Graham 2

Aubrey Rosenthal 2

Marianne Banks 1

Julie Beck 1

Cate Burnett 1

Setsuko Cox 1

Megan Kelly 1

Deborah Orth 1

Jennifer Peloquin 1

Sarah Roberts 1

Holly Rutledge 1

Robin Yakhour 1


Karl Andersson 12

Troy Husband 12

Gabriel Newton 12

Alan Lipp 11

Beau Whitehead 11

Brandon Nelson 9

Timothy Niemeir 9

Douglas Peele 9

Chuck Curry 8

Drew Dixon 8

Joe Ferguson 8

Jeff Hegedus 8

Jeff Underwood 8

Timothy Burke 7

Larry Bussinger 7

Greg Gilbert 7

Wayne Horodowich 7

Ken Kroeger 7

Brian Page 7

Patrick Aio 6

Brian Boatman 6

Paul Clement 6

Eric Gerstl 6

George Gronseth 6

Warren Williamson 6

Ernie Wong 6

Morris Arthur 5

Thomas Hanny 5

Vance Hashimoto 5

Jiri Richter 5

Michael Riordan 5

Scott Vesey 5

Darrell Bednark 4

Andy Bridge 4

Tom Cartmill 4

Reivers Dustin 4

Blake Hanley 4

Jasen Kaya 4

Robb Nichols 4

Don Rice 4

Michael Woods 4

Brian Arndt 3

Kevin R Bowman 3

Windsor Cheney 3

James Clapp 3

James Doherty 3

Mike Gregory 3

Michael Hammer 3

Matt Hayes 3

John Holtman 3

Andrew Jaquiss 3

Nick Kappas 3

Jeffrey Knakal 3

Michael Lee 3

Robert Meenk 3

Thom Prichard 3

Aaron Rinn 3

Glenn Rogers 3

Peter Wells 3

Mathew Wendell 3

Jim Zimmerman 3

Greg Bawden 2

Geoff Briggs 2

Gary Cassulis 2

Tracy Clapp 2

Michael Cline 2

Robert Freelove 2

Jeff Gassen 2

Sean Gibson 2

Lance Kahn 2

Troy Nishikawa 2

Seth Albanese 1

Harry Allen 1

Gerardo Andaluz 1

John Anderson 1

Dan Baharav 1

Martin Barker 1

Jeff Bedford 1

Thomas Borst 1

Matthew Charles 1

Clement Corbiell 1

David Couvrette 1

Brent Couvrette 1

Carl Darmer 1

David Desertspring 1

Keith Doorenbos 1

Patrick Doyle 1

Andrew Elizaga 1

Peter Englander 1

Ted Eugenis 1

John Fiddler 1

John Flynn 1

Terry Fox 1

Ryan Gander 1

Michael Germani 1

Mark Greengo 1

Ed Hand 1

Fred Inman 1

Joseph Kaftan 1

David Kau 1

Don Kiesling 1

Sherman Krantz 1

John Kuntz 1

Paul LaPointe 1

Rick Lingbloom 1

Eric Long 1

Danniel Longboatshortboat 1

Alan Marshall 1

Ed Matkovick 1

Christopher May 1

Patrick McCarty 1

Perry McGinity 1

Eric Mead 1

Larry Obryant 1

David Ortland 1

Eric Paige 1

Mark Peele 1

Mark Peloquin 1

Dean Peterson 1

Bill Porter 1

Scott Prato 1

David Price 1

Henry Romer 1

Greg Routt 1

James Schultz 1

Rembrandt Smith 1

Chris Smith 1

Jerry Sowder 1

Sam Stroich 1

David Thompson 1

Matt Treat 1

Jesse Varsi 1

Marc Whitlock 1

David Willett 1

Ron Wright 1

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Links to cool Dash stuff

Look at that churning water! 155 boats carrying 176 racers leave the starting line for the 5th Annual Deception Pass Dash.

Thanks to everyone who sent links to the pics, articles and other posts below. This is an awesome collection of memories of this year’s Dash. Keep checking back as I’ll add to the list below as I get more. If you have something you’d like to share, send the link to Thanks!

Don’t forget… the New Year’s Challenge happens on January 8th and is the second in a points-accrual series leading up to a championship weekend on Lake Washington in July.

Jeff and Theresa Knakal shot this sweet video from the stern of their Maas 2X rowing shell. Awesome! Fast too. Morris and Debbie drafting the rowing shell make quite a sight... they're so perfectly in time that they look like one paddler. Nice!

A special note about copyrighted photos (those with the photographer’s name embedded in the pic) – they are for personal use only, and not to be reposted or used elsewhere on your site without permission and proper credit. Please contact the photographer for info.

Photographer Ashish Aleti posted this set on Flickr, and tried to get at least one shot of every racer.

Gary Luhm got these amazing shots with incredible detail, that have had people speculating on discussion forums about what kind of equipment he was using. I think he’s just a really good photographer.

Sequim boys Don Rice and Michael Woods got some recognition in their local paper.

Brandon (2nd- HPK-M) and Heather (1st – HPK-W) Nelson blogged about the race. Heather is 6 months pregnant and is already signed up for the New Year’s Challenge, when she’ll be 7 months along. Does she need to enter as a tandem?

Tim Multrie from Canoe & Kayak magazine just sent me this link to his new article.

Your Race Director had a little time, thanks to all the volunteer help, to shoot some pics too.

Racer Michael Cline posted these pics on Flickr, saying “credits mostly to my wife” but won’t tell us what her name is.

Jim & Nadja Zimmerman, racers and hosts of September’s San Juan Orca Challenge, blogged about the race and included a cool video of the start.

If you’re on Facebook, The Dash Page has links to Facebook albums that members have posted.

Thanks everyone!

Official Dash results

Boats strung out from Deception Island to the Pass. Photo by Nancy Arends.

Awesome job to all the racers who came out to this year’s Dash! Another tremendous success, thanks to all of you who participated, volunteered, timed, cooked, served, sent prizes, and just came out to watch.

Final numbers:

185 registered racers

9 no-shows = 176 on hand

19 tandems, 1 triple, 135 singles = 155 boats


150 finishers. Congrats!

Please check the official results at:

Remember, you’re accumulating points* toward big prizes in the Race for Your Life series. The series includes:

DP Dash

New Year’s Challenge on January 8th in Seattle

Paddle the Dragon on May 7th in Port Gamble

deFuca Downwind on June 11th in Port Angeles

Race for Your Life Championship weekend, July 30-31 in Seattle

*RFYL points system: in each boat class, the winner earns points equal to the number of boats in that class, plus a 2-point bonus.

2nd place receives the number of boats in the class, minus 1. 3rd place, minus 2, etc.

For classes of more than 10, the winner receives a max of 12 points; 2nd place, 9, etc.; 10th and below all receive 1 point.

For tandems, triples, OC6, and other team boats, each paddler in the boat, individually, receives the total number of points earned by that boat’s place in their class.

Racers may enter different classes in each race, and accumulate points toward the single big prize on Championship Weekend.

Standings with Dash results will be posted shortly.