Marc Meyer: Ambassador

January 6, 2021 by Nicki Bennett
Marc Meyer

Welcome aboard Marc Meyer. Marc has been sailing for over 55 years and is one of the founders of Creek Fleet Sailing Club in Stoney Creek Metropark in SE Michigan. Marc has also been participating in Summer Sailstice since the very beginning. 

Tell us a bit about yourself! 

I have been sailing and racing sailboats since 1965. I am the proud owner of the 1960s 14' Pintail sailboat originally owned by my father (who now frequently crews for me!). I have raced on all sizes of boats and in venues throughout the world. 

I am one of the founders of the Creek Fleet Sailing Club located at Stony Creek Metropark in SE Michigan. The club has been going strong for over 12 years and is made up of a mixed fleet of daysailers (anything with a sail can join us!). We have a great mix of beginner sailors and advanced racers. The club races every Thursday night during the summer and Sunday afternoon in the Fall, with several weekend regattas throughout the year. Everyone helps everyone else to learn how to improve their sailing abilities.

What is your favorite color? 

Blue

Preferred type of sailing: 

Racing small boats

Boat Make: 

Pintail

Boat Length: 

14 feet

Boat Name: 

Echappe Belle

Homeport: 

Stoney Creek Metropark, MI

Favorite Point of Sail: 

All points

How long have you been sailing? 

55+ years

What do you love about sailing?

It's a sport for all ages and you learn something new almost every time you go out

How long have you been participating in Summer Sailstice? 

Since the first year

What are your Summer Sailstice plans for 2021?

CreekFleet always hold a regatta on the weekend nearest to the Summer Solstice

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

Yes, Creek Fleet Sailing Club

Why do you want to be a Summer Sailstice Ambassador?

I helped create Creek Fleet Sailing Club to promote sailing & especially to make it family fun

How do you plan to promote Summer Sailstice? 

Advertise on social media, Metropark calendar, flyers at local marine shops.

Who is your sailing hero?

Robert Manry & TInkerbelle

What is your bucket list sailing trip? 

Trailering my boat to new waters

Favorite Sailing Movie? 

Wind

Keep up with Marc and Creek Fleet Sailing Club on their website and Facebook.

Marc Meyer

 

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