Sailfest would like to thank Suzie Peach and David Humber, Cathy Johansen, for all their love and care for one of our volunteers Michael Brownstone, who is dying of cancer. Also, to Ruffo and his wife for taking him to his many appointments and Dennis, affectionately known as Gringo Gordo for the loan of a wheelchair. His family has requested that his care be left to the nurses now. His close friends said a difficult goodbye to him yesterday. It is heartwarming to know how tight the Sailfest family is. We are truly a family!
Michael always donated a painting to Sailfest for the art auction, volunteered to collect donations for the auctions and raffles and sit at the sales table. This year we will not have his art at the art show but we did offer to purchase a piece, however due to unfortunate circumstances that didn’t happen. We will still remember Michael fondly and his mini security guard, his trusted chihuahua.