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I am owned by Pauline and Mark Blasky. My hull was built at the Duncan Marine Yard in Taiwan and launched in Dec of 1980. It is a William Garden design based on the Pixie Design and called by Duncan Marine a Freedom 45. They are the fourth owners and have owned me the longest. They have done extensive refitting to me including replacing my entire deck structure and rig. My masts are roughly 10% taller than original and now are made of aluminium as opposed to the original wood ones, which, though pretty, were always problematic. You can read more about me under "MORE ABOUT SARI TIMUR"

January 28, 2017

Polar Bear Plunge, Seward

This weekend is Seward's Polar Bear Plunge.  All over Alaska at various times people get together and jump into the water in the middle of winter for various charities.  Seward's charity this year was to provide benefits for children with cancer.  Luckily the ice broke up in the inner harbor where they are jumping but the restricted water just on the other side of the dock still has a lot of ice, if you look at the photos.  Anyway it was fun to see a lot of crazy people in fancy dress or bathing suits taking the plunge.  A lot of other festivities go on around town today as well.  Like bowling with frozen turkeys, games, auctions and even a herd of reindeer came to town.

The water on the background is still frozen on the surface

Notice the giant tit?

She's jumping!
Splash, she's in the water!

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