Dean Holcomb Poker Run and Chili Cookoff
Yes, the Poker Run has been renamed after Dean!
Last summer, we sadly lost Dean Holcomb, a much-loved sailing friend. And 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 has been renamed to the Dean Holcomb Poker Run & Chili Cookoff. 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 apparent in how he glowed and spoke of her.
Due to COVID-19 this year, we limited the event to the “on the water” activities of a modified game of Five-Card Stud. Next year, we look forward to resuming the Chili Cookoff.
To read more about Dean's life, see:
Dean discussing boat designDean explaining to Vincent Valdes, President & CEO of Columbia Yachts how to design a fast sailboat the Southern way.
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Images source: Ron Goldfarb