During a July 31 stop at the Olympia Yacht Club to pick-up former Olympia mayor Mark Foutch and his wife Janet for their birthday celebratory cruise Winifred skipper Greg Gilbert offers a quick tour of the historic yacht which still possesses the boat's actual 1928 logbook from its competition in the first "Capital to Capital" (Olympia, Wa. to Juneau AK.) race. Built in 1926 at the request of Olympia Brewery founding family member Adolph Schmidt, and naming it after his wife, the 47-foot wooden yacht has been owned and operated for the past 16 years by Greg Gilbert,who lives aboard. The Winifred also competed in the first "Capital to Capital" (Olympia, Wa. to Juneau AK.) race in 1928 with thew original log book still on-board. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com
During a July 31 stop at the Olympia Yacht Club to pick-up former Olympia mayor Mark Foutch and his wife Janet for their birthday celebratory cruise Winifred skipper Greg Gilbert offers a quick tour of the historic yacht which still possesses the boat's actual 1928 logbook from its competition in the first "Capital to Capital" (Olympia, Wa. to Juneau AK.) race. Built in 1926 at the request of Olympia Brewery founding family member Adolph Schmidt, and naming it after his wife, the 47-foot wooden yacht has been owned and operated for the past 16 years by Greg Gilbert,who lives aboard. The Winifred also competed in the first "Capital to Capital" (Olympia, Wa. to Juneau AK.) race in 1928 with thew original log book still on-board. Steve Bloom sbloom@theolympian.com

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