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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Boat-to-Beach Swim Culminates Reef & Run Series

Courtesy of Jane Cairns, East Beach, Santa Barbara, California. .

The 2017 Reef & Run Series ended on August 31st with its challenging Boat to Beach race.

Race organizer Jane Cairns awarded 56-year-old Jim Avrea his second consecutive victory.

Top 25 Results:
1. Jim Avrea (56) 22:46
2. Stewart Reid (44) 24:07
3. Kelly Reynolds (19) 25:01
4. Brian O'Neil 25:13
5. Sarah Webb (26) 25:27 [first female]
6. Brittany Braden (27) 26:08 [second female]
7. Stuart Sato (59) 26:30
8. Michael Crandell (61) 26:48
9. Daniela Castleberg (16) 26:56 [third female]
10. Michael Garley (59) 26:59
11. Savannah Dearden (23) 27:44 [fourth female]
12. Chris Braden (26) 27:46
13. Bill Kupfer (63) 27:55
14. Cindy Braden (53) 28:00 [fifth female]
15. John Bish (12) 28:03
16. Bill Blackwell (39) 28:06
17. Kelly Kosmo-Oniel 28:12 [sixth female]
18. Andre Barbieri (36) 28:21
19. Matt Struckmeyer (47) 28:26
20. Ryan Wenger (39) 28:28
21. Steve Kulchin (62) 28:31
22. Devin Spencer (25) 28:35 [seventh female]
23. Leif Reynolds (51) 28:44
24. Dana Longo (47) 28:46
25. Brian Smallwood (62) 29:16

Kelly Kosmo-Oniel also received a special award along with her father Dave and brother Trevor. The trio received the Jeff Farrell Sportsman Award, given to those individual that support and embody the spirit of Semana Nautica.

Jeff Farrell is a long-time Semana Nautica board member who won two gold medals at the 1960 Rome Olympics weeks after having an emergency appendectomy. Farrell completed the first relay recognized by the Santa Barbara Channel Swimming Association in 1981 together with Dr. Herb Barthels, Beau Gatch, Pam Barthels, Keith Martin, and Steven Snyder.

The Jeff Ferrell Sportsman Award recipients are honored during Semana Nautical Sports Festival and includes the following individuals:

2017 — The Kosmo Family
2016 — Liz Boscacci
2015 — Stuart Sato
2014 — Win Collins
2013 — John Brennand
2012 — Ed Smith
2011 — Santa Barbara Swim Club
2009 — Herb Barthels
2008 — John Williams and Francisco Aguilera of the East Beach Grill
2007 — Santa Barbara Yacht Club
2006 — Frank Swain
2005 — Scott Hubbell

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