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Good Jibes #106: Susan Ruhne on the Rolex Big Boat Series

This week’s host, Moe Roddy, is joined by Susan Ruhne to chat about big boats, race management, racing, and volunteering. Susan has been the regatta chair of the Rolex Big Boat Series since 2015, and is also on the board of directors for the St. Francis Yacht Club.

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Hear about Susan’s sailing life, and how she became involved with the StFYC and the Rolex Big Boat Series.
© 2023 Susan Ruhne

Learn the history of the Rolex Big Boat Series, about famous boats and sailors competing in it, the hardest part about being the chair, the different ways to get involved with the race, and how to become a better racer.

This episode covers everything from Rolex to racing committees. Here’s a small sample:

  • Did Susan ever go cruising growing up?
  • When did she join the St. Francis Yacht Club?
  • What’s the history of the Rolex Big Boat Series?
  • When did Rolex get involved?
  • What is the Perpetual Trophy?
  • Who has raced in the Rolex Big Boat Series?
  • What is the Classics class?
  • Short Tacks: Where’s Susan’s favorite place to sail?

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