Florida sailor Vellenga recalled

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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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