Port Captain Introductions: George Dew & Hélène Carrière

Cindy - December 27, 2018

     Congratulations to newly appointed Port Captains George Dew and Hélène Carrière for Collins Bay, Ont. (O-14)!
     George is a retired engineer / project manager; Hélène is a retired university administrator. Residents of Gatineau, Québec, they have sailed out of Collins Bay since 2017.
     Both learned to sail while members of the Georgian Bay Sailing Centre, which operated out of Parry Sound in the early 1980s. From the first time they met on a dock in Parry Sound they cruised together on the club’s Edel 22 and Gib’Sea 36. During that time George’s experience also included two Great Lakes transport trips between Parry Sound and Kingston (Lake Ontario) via the lakes and the Welland Canal.
     After a 25-year pause, they re-discovered sailing when a friend invited them to join him for a charter on Vancouver Island. A retirement project was born. After a “refresher” live-aboard course and various chartering experiences (Lake Huron and Lake Champlain), they bit the bullet and purchased Melba J, their Mirage 35, in the spring of 2017 and moved her to Collins Bay.
     George and Hélène look forward to welcoming GLCC members to Collins Bay (in English or French, your choice), and to sharing their discoveries of the ports and anchorages in the area.