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Dean Holcomb Poker Run
January 1, 2023

Barefoot's annual Poker Run is named for Dean Holcomb, a much-loved sailing friend we lost over the summer of 2019.

 

Because of the support he provided Barefoot Sailing Club over the years, we decided to honor cherished memories of him with a fun event that he enjoyed.  The (typically) New Year's Day event was renamed to the Dean Holcomb Poker Run.  2023 Notice of Event | Sailing Instructions.

Post-race, we gather in the pool room at Branch House Tavern for a fiercely competitive Chili Cookoff. Be sure to ALSO register for the cookoff here
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We're also grateful to Dean's widow Dee Rosenbaum for her steadfast devotion to Dean and mutual support of the Joan Holcomb Women Skippers Race named after his late first wife and Barefoot Commodore.  Dean's love of Dee was always apparent in how he glowed and spoke of her.


To read more about Dean, see his obituary on the Memorial Park Funeral Homes site.

Dean Holcomb Poker Run
Dean Holcomb Poker Run

We're honoring Dean's memory by renaming the Poker Run.

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Barefoot Poker Run 2021-1
Barefoot Poker Run 2021-1

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Lake Lanier Jan 2021-27
Lake Lanier Jan 2021-27

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Dean Holcomb Poker Run
Dean Holcomb Poker Run

We're honoring Dean's memory by renaming the Poker Run.

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Images source: Ron Goldfarb

Dean on Rumrunner
Dean on Rumrunner

Dean on foredeck of Rumrunner.

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Dean discussing boat design
Dean discussing boat design

Dean explaining to Vincent Valdes, President & CEO of Columbia Yachts how to design a fast sailboat the Southern way.

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Dean sailing Resurgence
Dean sailing Resurgence

Sailing the resulting carbon sailboat from Columbia, Resurgence.

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Dean buffing Rumrunner
Dean buffing Rumrunner

Dean buffing Rumrunner to a sleek shine.

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Dean sailing Rumrunner
Dean sailing Rumrunner

Dean sailing his beloved Rumrunner.

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Dean sailing Rumrunner
Dean sailing Rumrunner

Dean sailing his beloved Rumrunner with crew on the rail.

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Dean Holcomb
Dean Holcomb

We miss you, Dean.

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Dee, Dean, Chris, and Tedd
Dee, Dean, Chris, and Tedd

Dee, Dean, Chris and Tedd at the Joan Holcomb Women Skippers Race 2019 awards party.

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Images source: Ron Goldfarb

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