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Happy 100th, Gordy Miller!

Local sailor and 74-year member of Richmond YC Gordy Miller will celebrate the "Big 100" on April 3. Gordy’s love for sailing dates back to 1934, when he joined the newly formed Richmond YC. He would have joined a year earlier as a charter member but he had to save up for the $5 initiation fee. Gordy’s home-built Snipe Cotton II won many races in those early days, before he moved on to El Toros and Zephyrs, continuing his winning ways.

Richmond YC was relocated several times during the war years to make space for ship construction. Each relocation was done by the members, so Gordy spent as much time building yacht clubs as he did sailing back then. RYC settled into its current location during the mid ’60s.

Gordy continues to actively sail the Bay with the RYC Sunshine Boys on Wednesdays, and cruises to Angel Island with the Geritol Lunch Bunch once a month. Gordy and his wife Margaret regularly help out with the mailing of the club newsletter and enjoy the comradeship of their many friends at the club on weekends.

Happy 100th birthday, Gordy!

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