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Donald Lawson: Ambassador

March 22, 2022 by Nicki Bennett
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Welcome aboard to Captain Donald Lawson. Captain Lawson serves as chairmen for the US Sailing, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee, he has been sailing with Sailstice since the beginning and we are honored to have him on as a 2022 ambassador.

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

Captain Donald Lawson is a professional sailor preparing to break a number of offshore solo records including becoming the first African American to sail solo non-stop around the world. Captain Lawson also serves in the position of chairmen for US sailing, diversity, equity & inclusion committee. He is inspiring the sailing community through both his presentation and his work on the water with his committee and non-profit organization.

What is your favorite color? 


Preferred type of sailing? 


Boat Make:  

Orma 60

Boat Length: 


Boat Name: 



Annapolis, MD

Favorite Point of Sail: 

Beam reach

How long have you been sailing? 

31 years

What do you love about sailing?


How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice? 

22 years

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

East Port Yacht Club and US Sailing

Who is your sailing hero?

Bruce Scwhab

What is your bucket list sailing trip? 

Solo non-stop world records

Favorite Sailing Movie? 


You can catch up with Captain Lawson on Instagram: and Facebook:

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