Let's give our newly appointed Port Captain, Matt Perry for Bay Harbor, Mich. (M-5.5), a hearty welcome! Matt is a life-long sailor, who grew up on the East Coast with summers spent on Martha’s Vineyard. He started racing in Beach Boats, moving up to Rhodes 19, Shields and went to the nationals in an International 110. Family vacations included bare boat charters from Maine to NYC and the Caribbean before his parents purchased their Bristol 40. He helped deliver their boat several times to various points South and joined them annually in the Islands. He and his wife have carried on the tradition and have chartered in the BVI with their kids several times. Matt retired last year and purchased his first “big” boat as his retirement gift. They keep their boat at Bay Harbor Lake Marina near Petoskey, Mich., which is only five miles away from the family cottage on Walloon Lake. Matt is US Sailing Safety at Sea — Offshore certified and has USCG OUPV Captains license.