Competitor's Detailed Information

"Ben Jammin - USA 43076"

Registration Information:
Owner's Name: James A. Rapelje
From: Macomb Township, MI USA
Representing Club: Great Lakes Yacht Club
Registered Crew: 8
Course: Shore
Racing Class: Class K - Racing
Division: Division II - Shore Course
Entry Status:
Rating and Other Information:
Skipper:Jim Rapelje
Race Rating: 0.812
Rating Notes:
Race Reported Times:
Finish Time:Sunday - 21:03:00
Elapsed Time:32:13:14
Corrected Time:26:09:47
Mackinac Island Harbor Assignment: Zone I
(see Harbor Chart)
Boat Information:
Sail Number:USA 43076
Boat Type:Santana 35
Mfg. Date:1980
Length:35
Draft:6.25
Beam:11.91
Hull Color:White
Spinnaker Colors:Blue & White


Crew List:

  • Brendan Cotter - Grosse Pointe Park, MI
  • Stephen Haley - St Clair Shores, MI
  • Paul Lofferda - Holly, MI
  • Kate Fitkin - Portland , OR
  • Deborah Renshaw - Grosse Pointe , MI
  • James Rapelje - Macomb Twp, MI
  • Jim Homan - Plymouth, MI
  • Dave Reiter - Rochester, MI



    About Ben Jammin...

    BenJAMMIN is named after my grandson Benjamin who was born the same year the boat was purchased. Ben is 18 now but BenJAMMIN is actually 35. The crew ranges in age from 20 to 69. We spontaneously read a page out of Moby Dick during the race. The page is chosen by boat speed. Melville's words are often strangely appropriate. Looking forward to a great adventure.




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