2023 Yachting In Chicago Magazine

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As the boating season comes to an end, we want to take this opportunity to reflect on the wonderful and spirited times we have shared on the water. It was a true joy to embrace the beauty of nature, the thrill of adventure, and the camaraderie that comes with being a part of our boating community.

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A special thanks to Betty Lerner and her staff who year after year produce Yachting in Chicago, this wonderful testament to all we do for recreational boating in Chicago.

Sea Scout Of The YearThe Sea Scouts are proud to name John Asoka, Boatswain of Ship 5111, as the Sea Scout of the Year. John is a current junior at St Ignatius College Prep and has been a vital member of Sea Scout Ship 5111 since 2018. Here is a brief summary of John’s accomplishments that are the basis for his receipt of this prestigious award.

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Yachtsperson Of The YearI believe it was late August or early September of 1996, when my brother came to my husband and said, “I think I found a boat we can buy.” This one statement changed my life and sent me down the boating path. Two weeks later, we were officially boat owners.

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CYA Boat of the YearMINISTER
Owned by Blane and Cindy Boynton, Minister has been on Lake Michigan since shortly after the LS-10s were built in the early 2000s. The LS-10 races in the Tartan 10 one￾design class; they are a modernized version of the T10 that is fully compliant with the class rules. The LS10 has some creature comforts…like a raised coach roof and a head.

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