Introducing New GLCC Deputy Port Captain, Midland

dweller - March 3, 2012

George Bartlett
Midland, Ontario GB-22

I have spent most of my life around boats, canoes, runabouts, and have been sailing for 40-plus years. The early years were in racing boats, both dinghies and small-to-midsized keelboats.

For the last 8-10 years I have become a crusing sailor. I started sailing in a dinghy in the Midland area on Georgian Bay. Then I joined the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club, then Queen City Yacht Club and raced on Lake Ontario.

In 1970 I moved to the country and joined the Collingwood Yacht Club and raced on Georgian Bay. The past 20 years I have sailed out of the Midland Bay Sailing Club at Midland, Ontario. I have held a position on the board of MBS for a period of years. I am retired and like to spend as much time on the water as possible.

Our sail boat is called Lucretia, and after a summer of motoring to the various GLCC events, my wife Dorothy and I are looking forward to a return to sail power in 2009. [Note: Lucretia was dismasted at the Little Current swing bridge in 2008.]