Place your bids! Last month we wrote about an effort by Moore 24 sailors to honor the memory of one of their most instrumental class leaders. If you didn't get the backstory, Joel Verutti passed away from brain cancer in February after a protracted battle. A Moore 24 owner for 28 years with multiple stints as class president, Verutti left behind wife Tina and 12-year -old daughter Josselyn, who are still dealing with the financial fallout of Joel's illness. The Moore family is looking to help out the Verutti family as well as maintain and store Joel's boat, Mercedes #55, until Josselyn, a crack junior sailor, is able to do so herself. To that end they've organized an online auction that's live and will make the perfect opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping while getting some pretty sweet stuff and helping out a cause close to every sailor's heart. Have you ever wanted to go sailing
in New Zealand or Puget Sound? Have a professional sailor like Morgan Larson or T revor Baylis race with you and your crew? Wanted to have Team Pegasus coach you on your boat with your crew on the water for a day? How does a golf or fishing trip in the Columbia River Gorge sound? These and many other items — new ones seem to keep popping up every time we check — are on the block through the Moore 24 web site at www.moore24.org/auction.
Tahiti 2012? The TransPac YC's Dave Cort checked in to lets us know that one of the West Coast's most rarified offshore races looks to be a go in '12. "We are getting pretty confident that there will be enough interest for another race next year," Cort said. "If we have a minimum of four boats, we will run the
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