Hoffman Estates Biergarten

August 23 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Hoffman Estates Biergarten Biergarten Hoffman Estates.

Planning to meet around 1 pm and will probably be there all day.

They sell HB Beer and wine and some food, soft drinks, we can bring in outside food.




Sailing with the Infamous Pyrate Black Bartz

August 30 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Steely Sail with Captain Bartz and Beer Bitch Wheet.

Contact Bill for details..

Columbia Yacht Club 111 N Lake Shore Dr,
Chicago, IL 60601
(312) 938-3625

Dinner at the Columbia Yacht Club afterwards.


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Fireside Restaurant and Lounge Brunch

Come with Sue and Patti to the Fireside Restaurant and Lounge for a Labour Day Brunch. The have a Bloody Mary bar that sends Patti and Sue into a frenzy.

This is a pre-LudyPalooza warm up.

5739 N Ravenswood
Chicago Il



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The Seeley Street Pub

A place to have a cold beer, a few shots, and a small frozen pizza. Just throw the peanuts shells on the floor; the beer wench will clean them up later.

Remember that “Anything worth doing, is worth doing in excess. Moderation is for monks!”
(or Janis).


Adventures in Putin Put-In-Bay

Put-In-Bay Ohio

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Happy Happy Birthday


Mackinac Race 2018

Turning Point

Update: Monday 2:00 AM
At this point in time, Bill is about 12 miles behind the leader and is 1 1/2 knots slower. With only 75 miles to go, I predict he will not finish in the top 3… but, in racing, there are a lot of ways for the others to snatch defeat out of the jaws of victory..

Speed: 5.0 knots @ 334.1
Position at: 22 Jul 2018 22:45 CDT
Lat/Lon: 44° 38.67 N, 086° 23.18 W
DTF: 110.3 NM
6th in Beneteau 40.7
108th in 1st Racing Mono
60th in Mackinac Cup

note: the red line is called the “rhumb line” which is the shortest distance between the start and finish line. The boats are moving at 45 degrees to this line because they cannot sail directly into the wind. The wind is blowing directly down the rhumb line. Once they pass the dot on the rhumb line, they will move a lot faster toward the finish sine the wind will help them instead of opposing them. [rhumb in French means rum]


Hippy Dippy Birthday Boy


Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams – Cape Cod

WARNING:   Not Suited for All Audiences – View at Your Own Risk !
                     The Ugly Pants are Back !

The Benker Tag Team:

Sue creates a diversion:

BonBon Makes Off with Lobsters and Glasses:


Mikey = Granddaddy

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