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Ashley Flintoff: Ambassador

March 22, 2022 by Nicki Bennett
Ashley Flintoff

Welcome aboard Ashley Flintoff from Detroit Yacht Club! This is Ashley's second Sailstice and first coordinating an event.  She will be hosting an event through her yacht club’s race committee to get people out sailing. They will be matching up new and interested sailors with members to head out for an afternoon sail followed by a bbq!

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

I started sailing with friends on their racing boats. My husband and I caught the sailing bug and purchased our first boat, a 1973 Pearson 26, s/v Aigle de Mer. After 5 years of learning everything from fiberglass repair to sailing in all kinds of weather, we upgraded to our current boat, a 1978 Pearson 30, s/v Sirius. We love sailing the Detroit River and the Great Lakes out of the historic Detroit Yacht Club.

What is your favorite color? 

Sirius’ boat colors, teal and dark red!

Preferred type of sailing: 

Club racing on the Detroit River and cruising on the Great Lakes

Boat Make:  

Pearson 30

Boat Length: 


Boat Name: 

S/V Sirius


Detroit, Michigan

Favorite Point of Sail: 

Beam reach

How long have you been sailing? 

10 years

What do you love about sailing?

The sound of the waves against the hull, the peaceful feeling of the wind filling the sails, the sun on my face. Sailing is my therapy.

How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice? 

This will be my second year participating, first year organizing an event!

Are you a part of any sailing clubs, fleets or organizations? 

Detroit Yacht Club

Who is your sailing hero?

Tracy Edwards

What is your bucket list sailing trip? 

Sailing the Great Lakes, sailing through Southeast Asia

Favorite Sailing Movie? 

Maiden and of course Captain Ron!

Catch up with Ashley on Instagram at @ashleysflintoff or @sirius_sailing

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