Sail for Sight


August 01, 1999|By Sloane Brown

Summer breezes were something to celebrate at the 11th annual Sail for Sight regatta. Those gusts provided an excellent day of sailboat racing from the Magothy River to Baltimore's Harbor. Afterward, 520 sailors and sailing fans gathered in an old boathouse at Canton's Baltimore Marine Center for an award ceremony and cookout.

The day's big winner? "The foundation!" declared event chair Gordon Fronk, referring to the Foundation Fighting Blindness. The nonprofit scored more than $80,000 from the day's activities; the proceeds will go to research into retinal degenerative disease.

Among the sea dogs and landlubbers making quite a splash were David R. Nanney, president of the Foundation Fighting Blindness Maryland Affiliate; John Kelly, fund-raising chair; Megan Howie, event coordinator; Jim Dixon, event founder; Tony Culotta, commodore of the Baltimore City Yacht Association; Ken Klotz, president of Cheyenne Homes; and Julie Rafalko, senior financial analyst at Legg Mason.

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