Fairwind Yacht Club

August 2019 - Editor: Murielle Hamilton - Vol. 47, No. 8

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• The Commodore's Log (305 words, <2 min.)
Time To Run: Upcoming Board Elections (199 words, 1 min)
Docking Clinic With Willy Maynetto (video 32:41 min.)
Expert Tips For Instructors, Pt. II (647 words, 3 min.)
When Drowning Does Not Look Like Drowning (342 words, ~2 min.)
John Steinbeck's Loathing Of Outboard Motors (790 words, 4 min.)
What To Do With Your Boat In A Tsunami (434 words, ~2 min.)
In Memoriam: Brad Benham (316 words, <2 min)
New Crop Of FYC Navigators (167 words, <1 min)
Fairwind Election Procedures (503 words, <3 min)
Credits & Useful Links (912 words, < 1 min.)
The Commodore's Log

August Greetings

By Alan MacGovern, FYC Commodore


Fairwind (MdR) has almost completed the purchase of Mariah, a 36ft cruising catamaran. The purchase has not been without some controversy as it put FYC into new territory as far as money spent on a single boat and as far as the type of boat for the club. I am very confident that Mariah (actually I don’t know if there is any intent to change the name) will be a very very popular boat and hugely sought after for cruises to Catalina and elsewhere. I will let others give more details about Mariah and information on completion of commissioning (September?) but I do want to take this opportunity to thank and to congratulate the Boat Selection Committee at MdR for the effort they put into finding Mariah, negotiating the headwinds not only within Fairwind but of the purchase process and all its attendant details. I also want to thank all those who loaned money to the club to facilitate the purchase. I think the response here was an excellent indication of the members' desire for a boat such as Mariah.

Summer Cruising
(Photo ©2015 Murielle Hamilton)

Already we are past midsummers day. June gloom has come and gone and undoubtedly we are entering some of the best sailing conditions of the year and even the water will be warming up. It is clear just by glancing at the reservations that good use is being made of our two fleets and that the Rear Commodores and Boat Chiefs are doing sterling work in keeping our boats in tip top condition. It is the responsibility of all the rest of us to make sure their job is easy by using the boats with loving care, by observing our rules, by respecting the rights of the other members, and as always “leave the boat in better condition than you found it”.

Good sailing to all


FYC Commodore

Alan MacGovern was born and raised in Ireland . He began sailing in small boats as a young teenager and sailed competitively with the Dublin University Sailing team. Later, when living in Massachusetts, he took up sailing on a local lake in Sunfish and raced them competitively for many years, including two Sunfish World Championships. He joined Fairwind in 2010.
FYC Board Elections Are Coming Up!

Request For Board Positions Nominations

By Michael Delaney, FYC Election Committee Chairman


Note from the editor: See also the article about the election procedures at the end of this newsletter.

The Election Committee is now accepting nominations for candidates for all Fairwind Board positions. The Election Committee has set up an Election webpage on the Fairwind website. It can be accessed via the following link: 

The Election Webpage lists the following information:
• Positions on the Board
• Duties of each Member of the Executive Board
• General Duties of Directors and Officers
• Election Schedule for 2019
• Elective Offices Voting Procedures
• Nominations Received

The Election Committee polled the current Board to see if they would run again. For those positions that were open, the Election Committee identified candidates for those positions. The list of current candidates can be seen at the bottom of the Election web page in the Nominations Received section.

Members can nominate themselves for a Board position or members can nominate someone else for a Board position. If you are nominating someone else for a Board position, please be sure that person agrees to serve if elected.

Please send all nominations to Michael Delaney; Election Committee Chairman at mdelaney98@gmail.com. Nominations will be accepted until August 31, 2019. For all nominations, please provide a photo and candidates statement for the Election web page.


Michael Delaney
FYC Election Committee Chairman
Michael Delaney joined Fairwind CIH in 2007.  He is an ASA Instructor and frequently involved with boat maintenance.  He was on the Board of Directors as Treasurer 2008 – 2013, Commodore 2014 – 2015, Jr. Staff Commodore 2016.  He currently volunteers with Channel Island National Park and is a member of the Naturalist Corp.
Advanced Sailing Techniques

Docking Clinic With Willy Maynetto

Footage edited by Stephanie Jackson
Fairwind members were recently treated to an excellent workshop about docking, courtesy of Willy Maynetto, one of our prominent instructors. Here is the video:
Willy Maynetto's Docking Clinic
(Footage shot and edited by Stephanie Clarke Jackson)
Guillermo “Willy” Maynetto was born in Lima, Peru and has been a beach bum and avid water sports enthusiast since birth. He served in the US Marine Corps from 1981 to 1985, where he was crew chief of amphibious assault vehicles. He joined Fairwind in 2007 and has been an ASA-certified trainer since 2008. 
Stephanie Clarke Jackson is a SoCal native and works as a video editor for NBC/Universal.  She is married and has 2 young sons.  She joined Fairwind in 2004 with no prior sailing experience but a love of boats and has completed ASA 101 and 103.  Her other interests include rollerblading, standup paddleboarding and traveling.
Instructor Tips

5 Tips On How To Be A Good Instructor, Pt. 2

by Lenox C. Grasso, FYC MdRH PCapt
(Note from the Editor: This is Part 2 of an article from Lenox Grasso, who was named an ASA Outstanding Instructor of the Year in 2018 and is our FYC MdRH Port Captain. Part I appeared in last month's issue, available here

3) Show Them Tricks of the Trade

        If you had to teach ASA 101 on a tiller boat, your students will have to unlearn that in ASA 103 where the big-ticket items are un/docking a larger boat with a wheel, anchoring, and boat systems. Prop walk (torque) will be new to them, so with the boat still in its slip and dock lines attached, shift into reverse and throttle up. Look over the side and show them how the water is more turbulent on one side than the other. Since this thrust will push the stern in the opposite direction, will this help or hinder un/docking? If it hinders, show them how to burst the throttle to get the boat moving then shift into neutral to cancel the prop walk.

        After anchoring I tell the story of how a fellow in the Channel Islands lost a finger when his hand was caught in the anchor windlass, activated when he slipped on a rainy deck and his knee landed on the activator button. Tell them to keep all systems “off” unless they really have to be “on”. In the case of those annoying anchor switches that you have to press or pull much harder than you expect, “in” is “on”, two letters, and “out” is “off” three letters.

Watch those fingers.... 
(U.S. Army Field Manual FM 55-501 (Marine Crewman's Handbook))

4) Be Calm, Fair, and Firm
        ASA 104 is the first course where you now have to think ahead 2 days about provisions, sleeping space, some voyage planning, etc. It’s also the first time where you will be together overnight with your students and away from home. Don’t appear to favor one student over another. Give everyone equal time at the helm, on the lines, at the anchor, and un/docking. This is true for all classes. Sometimes, there will be students on board who think they know more than you do. Take them aside and ask them if they know so much, why are they taking your class. Balance enthusiasm with firmness. In extreme cases, you may have to put a student ashore if they are too disruptive. I have had to do this twice. As skipper, you are responsible for all students onboard who are there to learn, not disrupt.     

      Always stay calm, don’t get flustered, and appear to be in control. If you gain experience in a violent storm like Hurricane Gordon (1994), nothing will really bother you afterward, and it lends a certain gravitas. But if you haven’t had the opportunity to get caught in a hurricane that turned its storm track 180 degrees and chased you down the northwest edge of the Bermuda Triangle, an “If I can do it, anyone can” approach can be just as effective, especially in making students feel at ease.

     5) Tell Some War Stories
     Some instructors have a gruesome story ready to illustrate never to pass between a tugboat and a towed barge much worse than my lost-finger story. But they don’t have to be macabre. In ASA 105 - my favorite class because I can teach 18 students at once year-round in any climate - I use a story to emphasize current set and drift. I was skipper of a two-boat delivery into the Bahamas. When both boats arrived in Miami Beach, the other boat docked there so the skipper could visit his girlfriend. But I sailed my boat down Biscayne Bay into Key Largo, after agreeing to meet three days later in Bimini. On that day my crew enjoyed a 9-hour float on the Gulf Stream. The other boat arrived the next afternoon after a 22-hour slog even though Miami was 30 miles closer at nearly the same latitude as Bimini. We draw it all out on the whiteboard with set, drift, CTS, COG, SMG, ETE, ETA. In closing, help your students have the same great experiences with sailing that you have. Good luck in all future endeavors!

Lenox Grasso
ASA Outstanding Instructor of the Year 2018
Lenox Grasso is the FYC MdRH Port Captain. He joined FYC in 2010 after many years of sailing the Eastern Seaboard, Great Lakes, Bahamas, Caribbean, to Cuba, Panama, Bermuda, and Spain. Educated at Yale and Harvard, Lenox worked in federal defense and in expert systems with IBM, Naval Intelligence, NY Hospital, and at Harvard with RAND. He is a USCG 100-Ton Master and now works at ASA (Certs 107-108, 201-206, 211-218).
Water Safety: Surprising Symptoms Of Drowning

Drowning May Not Look Like Drowning

by Lenox C. Grasso, FYC MdRH PCapt

     When characters on television shows are “drowning”, they tend to cry for help, wave their arms, and thrash the water frantically. It is dramatically clear what is happening, but in reality, it may not be like that at all. In what Dr. Francecso Pia (creator of the Pia Carry for lifeguards) has termed the “instinctive drowning response”, people in the act of drowning are sometimes too busy using their arms underwater to keep their mouths above water, clear of water, then quickly exhaling and inhaling before sinking again. 
   All these actions are involuntary, under control of the autonomic nervous system, desperately involved in trying to save the life of the swimmer who has neither the time nor the will to wave voluntarily and/or cry out. Consequently, drowning can often be a silent struggle that ends in about a minute when final submersion occurs. Other people may be watching and/or within yards of the victim, who they may think is swimming normally, and completely unaware that s/he is within seconds of sinking.

(Red & White Beach Ball In A Pool ©Marco Verch, https://bit.ly/311DyKN),
Creative Commons license, Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0),

     According to the CDC, over 50 percent of all people who drown annually in the United States were adult men. Nearly 80 percent overall were male. About one drowning death occurs each day in boating-related incidents. So, if a crewmate falls overboard and s/he appears fine treading water until rescued by a COB recovery method, maybe not. Call out to him or her. If s/he does not respond verbally or with an arm action like a wave or a thumbs up, you may have less than a minute to reach him or her before s/he disappears.

       About one in five drowning deaths in the United States involves a child under age 15 years. For every child who dies, another five require emergency medical care for nonfatal submersion injuries, some of which can cause severe brain damage. So parents, as you know, children playing in and near water make noise. If they go quiet, get to them immediately and find out why. More information about the “instinctive drowning response” is available here:


Lenox C. Grasso, FYC MdRH PCapt

Note from the editor: grateful thanks to Tom Dotz for first alerting me to this research, and to Lenox Grasso for writing the excellent article.

Lenox Grasso is the FYC MdRH Port Captain. He joined FYC MdRH in 2010 after many years of sailing the Eastern Seaboard, Great Lakes, Bahamas, Caribbean, to Cuba, Panama, Bermuda, and Spain. Educated at Yale and Harvard, Lenox worked in federal defense and in expert systems with IBM, Naval Intelligence, NY Hospital, and at Harvard with RAND. Lenox is a USCG 100-Ton Master and now works at ASA (Certs 107-108, 201-206, 211-218).
The Humor Quarters

If you loathe outboards, you're not alone...

An Excerpt From John Steinbeck's "The Log From The Sea Of Cortez"

(Provided by Richard Bowers, FYC Member)


We come now to a piece of equipment which still brings anger to our hearts and, we hope, some venom to our pen. Perhaps in self-defense against suit, we should say, “The outboard motor mentioned in this book is purely fictitious and any resemblance to outboard motors living or dead is coincidental.”  We shall call this contraption, for the sake of secrecy, a Hansen Sea-Cow—a dazzling little piece of machinery, all aluminum paint and touched here and there with spots of red.

The Sea-Cow was built to sell, to dazzle the eyes, to splutter its way into the unwary heart. We took it along for the skiff. It was intended that it should push us ashore and back, should drive our boat into estuaries and along the borders of little coves. But we had not reckoned with one thing.

Recently, industrial civilization has reached its peak of reality and has lunged forward into something that approaches mysticism. In the Sea-Cow factory where steel fingers tighten screws, bend and mold, measure and divide, some curious mathematick has occurred. And that secret so long sought has accidentally been found. Life has been created. The machine is at last stirred. A soul and a malignant mind have been born. Our Hansen Sea-Cow was not only a living thing but a mean, irritable, contemptible, vengeful, mischievous, hateful living thing.

In the six weeks of our association we observed it, at first mechanically and then, as its living reactions became more and more apparent, psychologically. And we determined one thing to our satisfaction. When and if these ghoulish little motors learn to reproduce themselves the human species is doomed. For their hatred of us is so great that they will wait and plan and organize and one night, in a roar of little exhausts, they will wipe us out.

Photo ©2019 Michael Coghlan, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic 
(CC BY-SA 2.0), https://bit.ly/2SKiN3j
We do not think that Mr. Hansen, inventor of the Sea-Cow, father of the outboard motor, knew what he was doing. We think the monster he created was as accidental and arbitrary as the beginning of any other life. Only one thing differentiates the Sea-Cow from the life that we know. Whereas the forms that are familiar to us are the results of billions of years of mutation and complication, life and intelligence emerged simultaneously in the Sea-Cow. It is more than a species. It is a whole new redefinition of life. We observed the following traits in it and we were able to check them again and again:

1. Incredibly lazy, the Sea-Cow loved to ride on the back of a boat, trailing its propeller daintily in the water while we rowed.

2. It required the same amount of gasoline whether it ran or not, apparently being able to absorb this fluid through its body walls without recourse to explosion. It had always to be filled at the beginning of every trip.

3. It had apparently some clairvoyant powers, and was able to read our minds, particularly when they were inflamed with emotion. Thus, on every occasion when we were driven to the point of destroying it, it started and ran with a great noise and excitement. This served the double purpose of saving its life and of resurrecting in our minds a false confidence in it.

4. It had many cleavage points, and when attacked with a screwdriver, fell apart in simulated death, a trait it had in common with opossums, armadillos, and several members of the sloth family, which also fall apart in simulated death when attacked with a screwdriver.

5. It hated Tex, sensing perhaps that his knowledge of mechanics was capable of diagnosing its shortcomings.

6. It completely refused to run: (a) when the waves were high, (b) when the wind blew, (c) at night, early morning, and evening, (d) in rain, dew, or fog, (e) when the distance to be covered was more than two hundred yards. But on warm, sunny days when the weather was calm and the white beach close by—in a word, on days when it would have been a pleasure to row—the Sea-Cow started at a touch and would not stop.

7. It loved no one, trusted no one. It had no friends.

Perhaps toward the end, our observations were a little warped by emotion. Time and again as it sat on the stern with its pretty little propeller lying idly in the water, it was very close to death. And in the end, even we were infected with its malignancy and its dishonesty. We should have destroyed it, but we did not. Arriving home, we gave it a new coat of aluminum paint, spotted it at points with new red enamel, and sold it. And we might have rid the world of this mechanical cancer!

(From John Steinbeck, “The Log from the Sea of Cortez”. Originally published 1941)
Earthquakes And Tsunamis

Shakin' All Over

By Francis Chichester, FYC Member

Earthquakes! Tsunamis! Locusts! The headlines are screaming, and what's a boater to do? Earthquakes rarely damage boats, unless they’re knocked off cradles onshore. Tsunamis are another matter. Tsunamis can spoil your day.
Videos taken by boaters inside Cat Harbor (Catalina) during the 2011 tsunami showed the frightening conditions inside the “protected” harbor.  One of them starts with the Harbor Patrol motoring by saying "Happy tsunami!”  Minutes later things aren't so funny, as boats are pulled from their moorings and docks are destroyed.

Keep in mind those weren’t particularly strong waves, having traveled 5,000 miles across the Pacific Ocean. There could be much more damage if a tsunami-producing earthquake happened closer to us, in Santa Barbara, Alaska, or Mexico.
The images show a tsunami is not necessarily a “breaking” wave. It’s a surge that rushes inshore and then rushes back out. And it’s not a one-time thing. The in- and out- cycle can repeat for hours, and the first rush is not always the largest.
If you’re tied up to a dock, experts say you should leave the boat and get to higher ground.  Once the water starts moving it’s too late to get underway.  Here’s a link showing a close call in Dana Point Harbor involving a large power yacht trying to get into the harbor during the 2011 tsunami:
If you’re on a mooring or swinging on the hook, should you try to move your boat? Depends on where you are, and how much time you have.  If there’s plenty of advance notice, getting to deeper water might be a good idea. But how long do you stay there?  The Cal Department of Emergency Services notes:
"Prior to the arrival of the March 2011 tsunami along the California coast, many boat owners took their boats offshore without adequate supplies or knowledge of how long they would need to stay offshore. As a result, boaters tried to re-enter harbors too early, while dangerous tsunami conditions still existed.  They put themselves and harbor personnel at risk of injury and death."
If you do head for deeper water, how deep does it need to be?  NOAA recommends 100 fathoms - 600 feet. Here’s a link to a fact-filled pamphlet for boat owners from the State of California:
Youtube videos of the 2011 tsunami show the overall destruction caused by the 2011 tsunami in Japan, which within hours, caused tens of millions of dollars of damage in places like Crescent City and Santa Cruz:

And the final word on what to do if you have a boat and there's a tsunami warning:
Francis Chichester is a longtime member of Fairwind who sails and writes equally well. He is fond of his anonymity.
In Memoriam: Brad Benham

In Memoriam FYC Member Brad Benham 

By Susan Bonner, FYC Member
Jennifer Huntzicker Sorg, FYC Member


This is in loving memory of our fellow sailor and dear friend Brad Benham, who passed on July 8th, 2019, after a battle with cancer.

Brad loved sailing, teaching sailing, cruising, racing, fishing, standup paddleboard, and the great outdoors. Brad was a great trainer, and racer, he loved Collective Effort and campaigned her in the weekly MDR Races.

We cruised together many times, he was a terrific fun companion. Brad would bring his bike and SUP on cruises to Catalina. I recall he enjoyed biking to the Airport on the dirt roads, He belonged to a club of Mountain Bikers and did competitive racing. We circumnavigated the Channel Islands on Angelsea. He went ashore on San Miguel for some “Exercise!”, he ran along the beach and we picked him up when he was ready to come back to the boat. 

Brad was a veteran of the USMC, and a good man, always ready with a helping hand and a volunteer for Fairwind Activities, training and doing things the right way for Fairwind YC.

Brad Benham

Brad hailed from the UP, that’s Upper Peninsula of Michigan! He and his brother and family built a summer camp up in the wilds, to fish and swim and canoe. A tight family man in two harbors. He loved California and his family here, Angie and their daughter. He was passionate about Fairwind and our mission to sailing.

Brad will be deeply missed by our Fairwind Family, and be in our hearts forever.

Farewell, friend, and fair winds,

Susan Bonner 
FYC Member

* * * * *

Brad was one of my Assistant Boat Chiefs on Collective Effort.  He LOVED Collective Effort!!  Brad loved sailing and being a part of Fairwind.  His kind and loyal heart showed through in all he did. He was a wonderful, caring friend and a good steward of the life God gave him.  He will always be in our hearts in love as part of our Fairwind family.

Jennifer Huntzicker Sorg 
FYC Member

Susan Bonner is a longtime member of Fairwind and cruised with Brad Benham many times.
Jen Huntzicker Sorg has been a member of Fairwind since 2004.  Racing first Rambaley in the Vic Smith Tuesday Night Trials, then Collective Effort for a couple of years in various races.  She was Boat Chief for Collective Effort for 10 years and was asked to move to Kestrel when CE was sold.
Training & Classes

New FYC ASA 105 Class Graduates

By Lenox C. Grasso, FYC PCapt MdRH, ASA 205/105 Instructor

For three weeks in May, a dozen Fairwinders met every Sat morning at SMWYC to immerse themselves into the world of buoys and beacons, charts, dead reckonings, estimated positions, fixes, sets, drifts, tides, currents, and the government publications that describe all of these things. Long story short, all members passed this FYC offering of ASA 105 Coastal Navigation. Half the class achieved scores of 90-plus. For MdRH, Julie Millier was the best navigator. For CIH, Manuel Carmona Isla was the top coastal pilot.

This can be a difficult course for new navigators, but everyone in the class is gratified to have learned so much within a relatively short amount of time. ASA 105 (or its equivalent) is a partial requirement for achieving FYC Cruise Certification status that allows club members to sail FYC yachts to remote locations and spend the night, or several nights, away from FYC home slips. I will likely offer this course again. Anyone interested in attending the next class, keep your pencils sharpened.


Lenox Grasso
FYC PCapt MdRH, ASA 2015/105 Instructor
Class Photograph (left to right): John Roussel, Jack Weedin, Marilyn Usher, Curtis Blume, Cynthia Nibler, Rex Thorpe, Lenox Grasso (FYC Level-2 ASA Instructor), Ron Knight, Kuba Fietkiewicz
Not Present: Manuel Carmona Isla, Amy Kinnerman, Julie Miller, Maryann Rose
Lenox Grasso is the FYC MdRH Port Captain. He joined FYC MdRH in 2010 after many years of sailing the Eastern Seaboard, Great Lakes, Bahamas, Caribbean, to Cuba, Panama, Bermuda, and Spain. Educated at Yale and Harvard, Lenox worked in federal defense and in expert systems with IBM, Naval Intelligence, NY Hospital, and at Harvard with RAND. Lenox is a USCG 100-Ton Master and now works at ASA (Certs 107-108, 201-206, 211-218).
Fairwind Election Procedures

Election Procedures for  
2019 - 2020 Executive Board
By Michael Delaney, Election Committee Chairman

The Fairwind Board of Directors has formed an Election Committee to run the upcoming Fairwind election of the Executive Board for the 2019 – 2020 year. The election process is described below and was presented to the membership at the first meeting of the current fiscal year. The election committee is made up of the following members:

Michael Delaney, CIH, Chairman
Mark Salkin, MDR, FYC Secretary
Abigail Convery, CIH
Bob Hoffman, MDR

In accordance with Article IX of the By-Laws, all voting shall be conducted by an electronic means reasonably calculated to ensure that voting is fair and free from the improper influence of any person or persons; voting shall close at midnight the day before the meeting date.

As in recent years, the Election Committee shall use the SurveyMonkey platform to conduct the voting process. An email will be sent to all of the Regular Club Members in good standing, being those eligible to vote. Ballots will be sent out to NCO's, Small, Medium and Large. They will not be sent to Crew, Boat Owner, Honorary, or Leave of Absence members. The Committee will use a confidential Survey Monkey account, so that the voting can be kept confidential and will not be accessible by future users of our SurveyMonkey program.

In the event that there are more than two nominees for any one position, the member who receives more than 50% of the votes cast, shall be declared the winner. If no nominee receives more than 50% of the votes cast, there shall be a run-off election. If any of the nominees elects to withdraw their name from the run-off election, they may do so but they do not have to. If none of the nominees withdraw, then the run-off will be conducted with all of the same nominees and will be repeated until one nominee receives more than 50% of the votes.

The process shall adhere to the following schedule:
Board appoints Election Committee: By July 29
Election Committee sends out notice of election to the membership requesting
nominations for Board positions: By July 29
Request Candidate Statements and photographs: By July 29
Initial Slate of Candidates presented to the membership: By August 14
Nominations accepted until: August 31
Final Slate of Candidates sent to membership: On or about September 1
Candidate Statements posted to the website: As received
Electronic ballot sent to membership: By September 7
Election closes: Midnight on September 13
Results presented to the membership: September 14
Results posted to the web page: September 16
The Election Committee is hereby requesting nominations for all Board positions.  The Board positions and duties can be found on the 2019 Election Page of the website:  http://www.fairwind.org/members/election_docs/2018_election/index.html
The Election Committee has poled the current Board Members and those that are running again are listed on the webpage under Nominations Received.  The Committee has also been looking to find candidates to fill the open positions as well.

If you have any questions or comments, email Michael Delaney at delaneyofto@msn.com
Michael Delaney joined Fairwind CIH in 2007.  He is an ASA Instructor and frequently involved with boat maintenance.  He was on the Board of Directors as Treasurer 2008 – 2013, Commodore 2014 – 2015, Jr. Staff Commodore 2016.  He currently volunteers with Channel Island National Park and is a member of the Naturalist Corp.
Useful Links & Credits

Hello Fairwinders,

Photo credit for the header this month goes to yours truly. It was shot in Catalina a few years ago.

The Newsletter Submission Guidelines can be found here: http://www.fairwind.org/newsletters/Newsletter%20Submission%20Guidelines2018.pdf

The Cruise schedule is here: https://www.fairwind.org/activities/cruising/index.html

The Useful Contacts List is also on the website:


Updated Boat Chiefs for MdRH are here:  

If you have any questions or want to discuss an item directly with me, you can email me at fyceditor2019@gmail.com. Thank you!

Murielle Hamilton
FYC Editor
Murielle Hamilton is from the French-speaking part of Switzerland where she graduated in Dead Languages and Poli Sci. She has spent most of her life in music (working for Prince, the Rolling Stones, et al.) and fashion (with her own line sold at Barney's, Nordstrom's, etc.). She joined FYC in 2018, has ASAs 101 and 105 and races frequently.
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