Mark and Luanne Kunz

 Formal Night Aboard the Jewel of the Seas March 2009 Caribbean Halibut Cove Lagoon, AK July 2009 Cabo 2010

Luanne was born into the Herzig Family in Yakima, Washington. She graduated from Selah High School in 1968.
Mark was born in Seattle, Washington in 1954. He grew up in Edmonds and graduated from Woodway High School in 1972 and from Shoreline Community College in 1975. After college he volunteered for the U.S. Army as a saxophone player. Basic training was at Ft. Leonard Wood in Missouri and advanced training at the Navy School of Music in Virginia. The Presidio of San Francisco was the permanent duty station. After his service ended, he went to Control Data Institute, graduating in 1978 from the Electronics Technician Course. He was hired right out of school by a company specializing in computer systems for Auto Dealers. Display Data Corporation hired him for the Seattle area. In 1986 he was promoted to Los Angeles. After two and a half years in California, he left the company, moved back home and went to work for the Nelson Group of Auto Dealers as their Systems Administrator. He and Luanne now live in Mukilteo. Mark's spare time is spent doing general computer consulting. On July 12th 1997, Luanne and Mark wed. Their brother-in-law, Mike Wade, built them a house.  Mark plays saxophone in the Moonlight Swing Orchestra and in the annual In The Mood Show.
Here are some video links from that show. NightingaleI've got a Gal From Kalamazoo When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again

All the Grandkids in the hammock.A little quiet time Easter 2010. Huddy, Nova, Asher, Caleb, Ryley, Parker and Holden.Everyone but Myke on the 4th of July 2009Grandpa Mark's Birthday PresentFamily Vacation at Whistlin Jack Lodge June 29 - July 1, 2007 Lugnut standing in for MichaelThe Grandkids minus Nova with G'Ma and G'Pa in PascoG'Pa with most of the GrandkidsAll Seven Grandchildren
The All New Mark A. Kunz FamilyGrandpa Mark Doing His Thing

Jim, Myke, Asher, Janelle, Luanne, Mark, Ryley, Parker, Holden, Jeff, Amy and Caleb April 17, 2004

Life's just a day at the beach for the Welch'sValentines Day PhotoHey, that's supposed to be my picture...see above.
Mr. and Mrs. Donald Jeffrey Welch and  Family.
Parker and Ryley were born December 31, 2001 at 6:19PM and 6:21PM
Holden was born March 25, 2004 at 7:39PM
Hudson was born April 4, 2007 at 7:24PM

Parker Marie, Ryley Christine, Holden Jeffrey & Hudson Jack

Parker, Ryley and HoldenHudson Jack WelchHolden The Hockey PlayerHolden receives his medal.1st Place Hockey Team!
Holden's Hockey Team Video

Jim and Janelle

The James Finlon Family Christmas 2015 Plus Heather and Myke


Caleb James, Asher Maccrea and Nova Jane Finlon

Caleb's First T-Ball GameAsher and Caleb in the Tulips 2010Asher at 6

The BoysWhat??? Me cause trouble? Nova 2010

Caleb wins 1st Place

Caleb's 1st Place Winning Art January 22, 2009
Nova Walks

Myke Dizon (Our Son)

In the Seattle PI October 27, 2007

In the Seattle Times December 18, 2007

In Seattle at Key Arena with Hannah Montana and Miley Cyrus October 29, 2007

On Good Morning America July 18, 2008

On the Today Show July 25, 2008

Myke makes People Magazine with Miley

October 20, 2008 Issue
Myke with Miley at Disneyland

Myke signs up for the Miley Cyrus Tour 2009

Myke is not involved in Miley Cyrus Tour Bus Crash November 20, 2009


On tour with Miley in Madrid June 6, 2010

Myke working real hard in Madrid June 6, 2010

House of Blues L.A.Miley Album Release

Myke on Gypsy Heart Tour 2011

Cara and Myke as a Bear/Shark with Avril Lavigne

Myke on DWTS Finale with the winners Amber and Derek

Myke Dances on the Tyra Banks Show with Tyra ! September 23, 2005

Myke Dances on the Tyra Banks Show with Tyra! September 23, 2005


During the summer months Mark races his sailboat  in the Duck Dodge held on Tuesday evenings on Lake Union.

On Evening Magazine August 9, 2010

NWRigger's GooseBump Races Results for 2010

NWRigger's Goosebump Races Results for 2011

NWRigger's GooseBump Races Results for 2012

NWRiggers GooseBump Races Results for 2013

NWRiggers GooseBump Race Results for 2014

NWRiggers GooseBump Race Results for 2015

Duck Dodge 2018







Our Results


May 8, 2018

Committee Appreciation Night

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go

Ichi Butt

Dan’s Laser Hare

2nd Place 

Beautiful evening. Nice wind. 

May 15, 2018

Cops and Robbers

Aero 9 1872 Vanilla III

Ichi Butt


2nd Place

Another beautiful evening with wind.

May 22, 2018

Crazy Wigs

Aero 9 1975

Aero 9 1872 Vanilla III

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go

5th Place

Gorgeous evening. Great (world class) competition.

May 29, 2018

Super Heros

Wounded Moose Deuce

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go


Greg’s in Hawaii and I had rehearsals for a musical.

June 5, 2018


Ichi Butt

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go

505 KC 7111 Wet Spot

1st Place

Pete sailed with me to 1st Place while Greg was in Hawaii!

June 12, 2018

Disney Characters

Aero 9 1872 Vanilla III

Taser 811

Ichi Butt

3rd Place

Light winds, cool and overcast

June 19 2018

Mardi Gras

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Laser 1378 Eddy’s

Ichi Butt


Asked to go twice around til we got on the lake, no wind. Taser 811took 2nd, but disqualified themselves for starting early.

June 26, 2018

Prom Night

Ichi Butt

Pete’s Sail # USA 119

Laser #1378


1st Place

Greg’s first 1st place of the season. Guess I have to keep him. Perfect conditions for our boat!

July 3, 2018

No Duck Dodge






July 10, 2018

Pirate Night

Aero 9 1872

Vanilla III

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Taser 811

4th Place

We were the 1st loser. Beautiful evening, great wind. When we get the big spinnaker figured out, look out!

July 17, 2018

Themeless in Seattle

Ichi Butt

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Laser 185… John Baily’s

1st Place

Unbelievable evening. The big spinnaker paid dividends.

July 24, 2018

Pajama Night

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go

Taser 811


5th Place

Beautiful weather. Didn’t correct the settings for the light winds and got beat. Wait til next time!

July 31, 2018

50’s Sock Hop Night

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Ichi Butt

3rd Place

Another beautiful evening. Nice wind from the south.

August 7, 2018

Augtoberfest Night

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go

Ichi Butt

3rd Place

Pete sailed with me tonight as Greg broke his little toe running into an end table. Beautiful evening, good wind. Had Pete on the wire a lot.

August 14, 2018

Tropical Night

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Ichi Butt

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go

2nd Place

Smoky evening, very fun, hard fought race. Made some great moves at each mark.

August 21, 2018

Toga Night

Aero 1872

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Crazy Wind Surfer


Dead F_ckin’ Last. Light winds. Smokey. Happy to be out sailing! Thanks to Gold Rush crew for towing us home in the dark with their Zodiac.

August 28, 2018

Pink Boat

Ichi Butt

Taser 811

Laser 152203

1st Place

Beautiful evening. Nice winds that died towards the end, then filled just in time.

September 4, 2018

Committee Boat Re-appreciation Night

Taser 667 Gold Rush

Taser 2268 Go Dog Go

Ichi Butt

3rd Place

Good wind. Daughter Janelle sailed with us to 3rd Place. 12 out of 17 places this year and never got rained on. Very successful year!


Rum Run

Start the Duck Dodge! (Photo Courtesy of Jim Wilke)Greg and Mark perfectly trimmed with the jibUS121 The Whip with new spinnakerBoth my boats. The Whip in the background and Cinc-0-Sink in the foreground.Amy and Jeff join Mark for Tropical NightGreg and Mark August 15, 2006 on Cinc-0-SinkFriday Night Sailfest at Shilshole August 22, 2008The Finlon Family comes to Gasworks Park to watch G-Pa Mark RaceSuper G-Pa takes Caleb and Asher for a boat ride.Parker and Ryley out on G'Pa Mark's sailboat with GregCinc-0-Sink Modifications and Repair Work Finished May 1, 201025 Gold Ducks on the transom.

In Memory of 

Ralph "Jack" Herzig

May 29, 1927 - November 25, 2006
Jack Herzig

In Memory of 

William "Pomper Bill" Brunko

November 22, 1940 - November 27, 2007
The Welch Family with Pomper Bill and Mor Mor

In Memory of

Bettie Lu Brunko
December 13, 1930 - January 20, 2009

In Memory of 

Randall Lewis Beauchamp

November 17, 1950 - April 15, 2008

In Memory of 

Pleasant Wendell Hudson

September 28, 1919 - January 5, 2008

In Memory of

Emily Bitter

December 18, 1919 - December 7, 2009

In Memory of

Glen E. Turner

July, 29, 1916 - January 7, 2010

In Memory of

Margaret (Turner) Hemsley

May 26, 1944 - January 19, 2010

In Memory of

Virginia (Turner) Fleming

September 16, 1956 - June 2, 2010

In Memory of

Hilary Michael "Lary" Kunz, Jr.

March, 2, 1932 - September 1, 2012

In Memory of

Violet Patricia "Patty" Kunz

March, 18, 1936 - September 7, 2012

In Memory of

Mary "May" Kunz

May, 13, 1932 - April 21, 2014

In Memory of

Catherine "Kay" Herzig

 May 11, 1922 - April 24, 2014

In Memory of

Shirley Herzig

 September 28, 1929 - October 9, 2016

In Memory of

Pierre Wybo

February 14, 1932 - December 3, 2016