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Florida sailor Vellenga recalled

Florida sailor and sailmaker Dennis Vellenga, 72, died Oct. 25 in St. Petersburg, Fla., while under hospice care.

Vellenga was the owner of Banks Sails Tampa. As a competitive racer, he competed with his Hunter 37 Ankle Deep II. He later reconstructed and modified a Lagoon 42 catamaran, Ankle Deep, which he sailed in Florida and Bahamian waters.

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