Over the years, we've sadly said farewell to many beloved club members.
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April 19, 1933 – August 25, 2018
"He could repair anything! When I crewed for him on a Florida BFSC catamaran cruise, I got the stinky cabin next to the head. He went directly to a nearby marine store, got a product, plopped it in the marine head and problem solved. He is the one who brought our current Favored End from Alabama to Lake Lanier. During an accidental grounding on his boat my arm broke and he dutifully took care of me." - Nancy Spraker
"...I remember crewing for him on the infamous cruise that involved a Coast Guard rescue on Mobile Bay. As his partner, Carol Jones, put it "When he sets his mind to something, it's hard to deter him." The Coast Guard had a hard time getting him to relinquish the helm to them that night. On a very hot day I remember Don walking by me on the dock after fixing his boat saying,
"This is too much much like work!" BFSC Lifetime Achievement Award is named after him. Big Santana sailboat fan." - Nancy Spraker
September 11, 1940 - April 1, 2005
"He died of a heart attack while crewing in an out of state race, think it was in Florida. Had to be helicoptered to a hospital. He was my 'lawyer'. Advised me and helped me with a traffic ticket once, gratis. He was not materialistic, according to his wife." - Nancy Spraker