Avid Sailor Wins AnchorSuit Raffle
January 9, 2012
You may recall that New England Boating raffled off an AnchorSuit neoprene anchor cover in December, and the lucky winner was Mike Savoy of Dartmouth, Massachusetts. We recently contacted Savoy to give him the good news, and also learned a bit about his boating background.
An emergency room nurse at Boston’s Brigham and Women’s hospital, Savoy served in an Army hospital unit from 1982 to 1990. He grew up in Weymouth, Massachusetts, where he learned to sail on Sunfish and other small sailing craft. “I was basically a poor kid from the wrong side of side of the tracks,” he says, “but I’ve always been attracted to sailing.”
After moving to Dartmouth he started snooping around the Padanaram Harbor docks, looking for someone to sail with, and soon found a berth with a father-and-son team who were looking for crew. Since then, Savoy has sailed in numerous races in southeastern New England, including the Figawi and Block Island events, and once made a long-distance cruise to Nova Scotia.
The recently married Savoy, who owns a 1976 Cape Dory Typhoon that he keeps on a mooring in Padanaram, says that the AnchorSuit is ideal for his 20’ boat, which has limited anchor storage. “It’ll really keep me from tearing up the deck,” he says.
Congratulation, Mike! Enjoy your AnchorSuit, and we’ll look for you on the water this season!
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