The Abbot Fletcher Sailing School is named for the late Abbot Fletcher, a long-time member of OBYC and resident of Orr’s Island.
Abbot raced and sailed on Merriconeag Sound with his grandfather, Rear Admiral William B. Fletcher, in a 32 ft. gaff-rigged sloop “Juanona” from the 1930s to 1950s. He later owned a 38 ft. sloop “Majek” in which he had a long and distinguished career, winning dozens of races including multiple Monhegan Island and Marion, MA to Bermuda Races.
Abbot shared his love of sailing with his family and with all who sailed with him, including the Bowdoin Sailing Team of which he was coach for many years. Abbot’s son, Max, has been an active member of OBYC for many years and carries on his father’s tradition of sail boat racing and extensive cruising. Abbot’s grandson, Christopher, was a founding instructor of the sailing school and served as program director for 2013 and 2014.
The 2015 schedule will be released on or before Sunday afternoon, January 25th.
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