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Races Guests

For 2017 add info without photos of new etc attendees.

Most of the regular attendees below are expected this year.
Email Captain David if you do not appear below and wish to.
Feel free to suggest edits.

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Lady Katie (Granddaughter) - Leesburg, VA

Back in Leesburg after a few glorious years in Naples, FL. Look for her in Ruby Tuesdays.


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Susan (Neen) Rathgeber - Marlton, NJ
(not expected to attend in 2016)

She is Lady Katie's mom and jack-of-all-trades: Engineer, high school math teacher, writer, server, cab driver, etc.


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Davey Rathgeber - Athens, GA
(not expected to attend in 2016)

He is the singer and has "opened" for REM, but his day job is teaching writing and literature at Athens Technical College and the University of Georgia.


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Pauline Rathgeber - Marlton, NJ

Susan and Davey's mom and retired from ExxonMobil. She found a great agent to sell her home in Potomac Falls and moved back to South Jersey near the rest of the family.


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Tom and Sue - Glen Allen, VA
(near Richmond)
Friends since 1961

Ask Tom about growing up in India (his father was with Mobil), starting a factory from the ground up, and building an in-ground pool in his back yard! Ask Sue how she met Tom.


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Richard and Nancy - Gainesville, VA
Nancy is Tom and Sue's daughter
Friends since birth / YFiRE clients

Nancy is a computer-geek manager with Children's Hospital. Richard is a tile contractor. Their daughter is Skyler.


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Jon and Laura - Falls Church, VA
Friends since 1982 / YFiRE clients

Jon is a military lawyer. Our mutual friend is John McCain. Laura is the daughter of my fishing buddy Tom Franchi from Kitty Hawk. They usually bring their son Tyler and daughter Tessa.


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Dan and Melanie - Potomac Falls, VA
Friends since 1982 / YFiRE clients

Dan is in commercial real estate and Melanie is a champion swimmer/diver. They usually bring their daughters, Madison and McKenzie.


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Riitta - Alexandria, VA
Friend since 1989 / Crew / YFiRE client

Sometimes brings her son, Sami, her daughter, Sandrine with husband Alfred, or her friend Lorie. She spends July in her native Finland.


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Alfred and Sandrine - Washington DC
Friends since 1989

Sandirne is Riitta's daughter, Alfred is Sandrine's husband. They might bring a little one this year.


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Bob and Diane - Herndon, VA
Friends since 1989 / YFiRE clients / Crew

Bob was a Mobil internal auditor. Ask them how exciting it is when your home burns down and which insurance company to have.


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Jaime and Tina - Sterling, VA
Friends since 1990 / Crew / Hatteras / YFiRE clients

Jaime is a computer geek with Leidos (formerly SAIC) but ask about his years managing the kitchen at Chez Francois. Tina's family is from Portugal. They sometimes bring their son, Andrew, and daughter-marine Audrey. Grandson Morey this year?


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Bobby - Longboat Key, FL
Friend since 1991 / Crew / YFiRE client

Ask about his years living all over the world, his helicopter evacuation from the U.S. Embassy in Somalia, and his 9 wives. A cool cat, and older than Captain David.


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Peter and Jan - Washington, DC
Friends since 1993 / Crew / YFiRE clients

Ask Peter about his years at the Washington Times and his national-award-winning TV Show. Ask Jan about her famous neighbor from Macon, GA.


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Cecelia - McLean, VA
Friend since 1993 / Crew / YFiRE client

Ask Cecelia about her art gallery. She is also a CPA, an attorney, worked for Mobil Oil and ExxonMobil, and teaches at Catholic University.


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Donna - Sarasota, FL
Friend since 1994 / Crew / YFiRE client

She is my connection to Cindy, Charles, Natalya, Beth, Van, Kent, and Anne, to name a few.


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Bruce - McLean, VA
Friend since 1994 / Crew

Donna's son. Ask Bruce if he can help you find a $900 bottle of wine at 30% off.


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Cindy and Jimmy - Vienna, VA
Friends since 1994 / Crew / Hatteras / YFiRE clients

Ask Cindy how to consistently grab the biggest fish of the day and about her Great Courses: Captain David is a big fan. Jimmy is in mass advertising and is a self-taught webmaster like me.


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Charles and Natalya - Fairfax, VA
Friends since 1994 / Crew / Hatteras

Charles is a computer geek with AOL and was Lady Katie's (the boat) hard-working 1st mate. He likes to play volleyball. Natalya is a serious hair-stylist in Tysons. Her specialty is weddings.


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Bob and Annette - Ashburn, VA
Friends since 1995 / Crew / YFiRE clients / Realtors

Ask them if YFiRE is a full-service brokerage!


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Gary and Joan - Manassas Park, VA
Friends since 1995 / YFiRE clients

Joan is a middle school teacher and Gary is a musician, but his "day" job is at National Airport.


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Kip and Dara, - McLean, VA
Friends since 1999 / Crew

Retired McLean real estate broker-owners extraordinaire. Ask Kip about his days as a big-time auto race driver. Oh yes, and they own the Riggs bank.


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Beth and Van - Alexandria, VA
Friends since 2000 / Crew / Hatteras / YFiRE clients

Van is a retired USDA statistician, out standing in his field. Beth is a technical editor. She appears in more Lady Katie photos than Captain David.


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The Tong Family - Gaithersburg, MD
Friends since 2001 / Crew / Hatteras / YFiRE clients

Yuye is head of the Georgetown U. Chemistry Dept. Ask him about house arrest as a Chinese dissident or about living in Geneva after escape. He usually comes with wife, Ming and some of their 3 children. Shown here with daughter, Serena.


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Kent and Anne - Reston, VA
Friends since 2006 / Crew / YFiRE clients

Kent works for Sallie Mae. Anne is allergic to food but keeps smiling. She often assembles a terrific photo-essay of Races day.


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Michael and Lucretia - Oakton, VA
Friends since 2006 / Crew

Lucretia is a Realtor, so be careful. She also is the hostess with the mostess. Ask Michael about his work on the Archimedes Codex, preserving ancient manuscripts at St Catherine's Monastery in the Sinai, and when he will be speaking again at the Smithsonian.


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James - Falls Church, VA
Friend since 2006 / Crew / YFiRE client

A great guy, even if he is a convert from Maryland. We're hoping he will bring his mom this year. She is a lot of fun.


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Craig and Jan - Hamilton, VA
Friends since 2006

Craig plays bass, Jan is an artist. Mutual friends are Joe and Tess from Colorado.


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Larry - McLean, VA
Friend since 2007 / YFiRE client

Larry is a big music fan and can be seen talking with Davey.


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Caldune - Arlington, VA
Friend since 2009 / Crew

You know him from the Crystal Gateway. He's always smiling!


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Gretchen - Reston, VA
Friend since 2009 / Crew

She is an equestrian. Thanks to Gretchen: Charles is not the last person on earth to get a cell phone. She is a real Boozer! (Just ask her.)


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Mark&Tali - Arlington, VA
Friends since 2010

Mark reportedly drinks a lot of Gatorade and Tali can often be found in the lotus position on the yoga mat.


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