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Sad news - Dub Granger has passed

Fellow sailors,

I have some sad news: Dub Granger (Tommy Granger's father) passed away today after a short illness. Dub was a keen sailor, racer and also built and modified high performance multi hulls. Some of his projects included:

  • Trapezoid - Trimaran with hand build composite wing mast
  • Double Up - Stilleto 23 lightened for performance
  • Triple up - Corsair F27 extensively lightened with rotating wing mast rig
  • O.I.D. - 33' 1,500 lb catamaran. Starting point was a Stilleto 27 with hand built carbon / Kevlar hull extensions, Carbon cross beams and Carbon mast.

I've had the privilege of being friends with Dub for over 10 years and writing this I find it hard to believe he has passed. I always enjoyed him wandering over into my yard when I was working on my boats and striking up a conversation about the latest America's cup developments or him sharing his ideas or insights. I had the opportunity to watch Dub build O.I.D. (with Tommy) and watch the project take shape before my eyes. He transformed a pile of foam and carbon fiber into a graceful and lightweight boat. Below is a video showing O.I.D. being launched and docked by Dub for the first time.

Dub had a great sense of humor - a permanent twinkle in his eye. I never heard him complain, whine or bad mouth anyone. His work ethic was amazing, often working in the sun in the middle of the day laying up epoxy or sanding filler. He was a fountain of knowledge about multihull design and high performance sailing. He was very humble, letting his work speak for himself.

Farewell Dub.

Please keep Tommy & Suzy Granger and their families in your prayers and reach out with your condolences. Tommy and his dad were very close.

2014 Redfish Reach Regatta - October 4 @ Texas City Dike

10/04/2014 9:00 am
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Redfish Reach Regatta will be held at the Texas City Dike on October 4, 2014.

Notice of Race

Saturday race around Redfish Island and back. Hullflying contest will be held following race for those that can keep it up!
Sunday will be a laid-back fun day.

This is a no-frills regatta so bring your own food, drinks, whatever! Camping and Bonfire permits will be secured so bring your tents and camp Friday and Saturday nights and don't forget your firewood for the traditional Saturday night bonfire! NEWSFLASH!!! Andrew Tatton and Stephanie May will be providing Chicken 'n Sausage Gumbo Saturday night so bring your appetite!!!

This will be First Saturday so even if you don't race please come, camp and hangout!


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