Bay Boat Club to honor Don Fridrich with building dedication

The sailing building at Bay Boat Club will be dedicated in honor of long-time member Don Fridrich on Aug. 14. Photo by Denny Wendell

Don Fridrich was a member of Bay Boat Club for over 30 years. During that time he served continuously as an officer or trustee. He was serving as a trustee until his death this past December due to an aggressive cancer.

Don loved sailing. For many years he ran sailing races at the Club on Saturdays and Mondays. He helped create Bay Sailing Club, which for many years offered sailing classes for youths and adults in Bay. As the sailing club began acquiring small boats, there was a need for a storage building for those boats.

Don helped draw the plans for the sailing building. He, together with six or eight other sailors, built the sailing building from the ground up.

Don was a person who readily gave of himself to help others around town, not just BBC members. He was a good friend and was highly respected by all the officers and trustees of BBC.

On Monday, Aug. 14, at 7 p.m., prior to our regular trustee meeting, we will hold a special dedication for Don at the sailing building. At that time we will install a sign naming the sailing building in Don’s honor. All current and past members of BBC are invited to this dedication.

Clay Miller

I am past Commodore and current Membership Director for the Bay Boat Club

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Volume 9, Issue 14, Posted 9:57 AM, 07.18.2017