Boatyard Crew Active Boaters

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At Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard we don’t just work on boats, we are active boaters.

Boatyard Manager Mark Lindeman joined his friends Jon Thompson and Debbie Yeend of University Place on their Cal 20 for the recent Gig Harbor Yacht Club Le Mans sailboat race from the harbor. The crew finished first in class in their 52-year-old boat, Willie Tipit.

Mark says staying active in boating keeps him in touch with his customers’ needs at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard.

Active boaters

“Plus, it’s just plain fun!” he added. That’s Mark, above, in red rain gear lying on the deck trimming Willie Tipit’s spinnaker at the beginning of the race held on Nov. 19.

Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard Crew Made up of Active Boaters Who Know Boats

active boaters

Mark Lindeman, boatyard manager at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard, is seen in red trimming the spinnaker on “Willie Tipit” during the recent Le Mans race out of the harbor. Lindeman is one of many active boaters ready to offer marine service and expertise at the boatyard. (All photos courtesy of Joe Petrich.)

The Le Mans race is one of the most popular sailboat races in the area, says organizer Jamie Storkman, sail chairman at the Gig Harbor Yacht Club.

Le Mans features a unique start:  Boats are at anchor in the harbor with sails down and the crews belowdecks. When the starting horn blasts, racing crews scramble topside, hoist the sails and race out the mouth of Gig Harbor.

Some 23 sailboats participated in this year’s Le Mans race, which started in the harbor, sailed up to Point Richmond and finished back in the harbor.

Bring your boat in for service at Gig Harbor Marina & Boatyard. It won’t just be in the capable hands of guys who know boats. It will be in the capable hands of guys who are actually boaters.

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