Offshore Sailing School holds cancer fundraiser

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The Offshore Sailing School welcomed 50 sailors and guests for a weekend of competitive sailing Jan. 8-10 at The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina on Fort Myers Beach in Florida to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

At the end of the “friendly competition” Steve Colgate, the Fort Myers-based school’s co-founder and co-owner, said $10,000 was raised, increasing the total cash donation from the Offshore Sailing School to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to $135,000 during the last five years.

The event was organized in memory of Chuck Wright, past commodore of the St. Charles Yacht Club in Fort Myers, who battled acute myeloma leukemia.

Four accomplished skippers — Gary Jobson, Dawn Riley, Ed Baird and Mark Reynolds — donated their time and talent for the regatta weekend:

Regatta crews from New York, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois, Florida, and the Canadian province of Alberta participated.


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