Go Don!

Editor’s note: Many readers enjoyed Amy Villalba’s On Watch article about Don Dexter in our August issue, including one who’s been a member of Nyack Boat Club in Nyack, NY for 33 years and currently serves as co-chair of the club’s race committee.

“I have had the pleasure of sailing with Don. I also had the great good fortune of learning to run races with his dad. One of the best moments of my life was when Fred Dexter said to  me, “Bill Cook, you’re not the kind of guy I like, but I like you. I don’t know why.” I can’t think of a higher compliment. Go Don!” Bill Cook, via email

Amy Villalba replies: I’ve sailed in the Lightning Fleet at Nyack Boat Club with Bill for four seasons and raced while he served as PRO. It’s quite clear Bill learned well from both Don and Fred.


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https://windcheckmagazine.com/app/uploads/2019/01/Sept14_web2_page8_image1-1.jpgCorrection: In our August Coop’s Corner column (STOKED!!!), one of the youth sailors in the photograph on page 58 was incorrectly identified as Julia Hopkins. In fact, the young lady pictured with Tyler Kumes is Erin Mulligan.

© Joe Cooper

Correction: In our August issue we identified Prestige Yacht Sales as the exclusive Beneteau dealer for the New York/New England region. In this region, Beneteau is also represented by Willis Marine Center, in Huntington, NY, Great Hudson Sailing Center in West Haverstraw, NY and Cape Yachts in South Dartmouth, MA. We regret the errors.