Blynd looks into sailing partners for South Whidbey Parks & Rec

Captn Blynd, the defeated South Whidbey Parks commissioner candidate, didn’t stay down for long.

As he promised during his campaign to remain active in the district’s business, Blynd pitched an idea to the parks commissioners. Blynd wanted to know how the South Whidbey Parks and Recreation District could partner with a yacht club or sailing club.

An avid sailor, he wanted to work with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, which owns Deer, Goss and Lone lakes, to set up an agreement to host boats near the water.

“WDFW wants to keep it for fish and wildlife, not sailing, so they’ll be resistant to a permanent structure there,” said Parks Director Doug Coutts at the commissioners meeting Tuesday.

Blynd also proposed looking into hosting a yacht club on the dock at the Holmes Harbor Golf Course, which is not owned by the parks district.

South Whidbey Parks has offered popular youth and adult sailing classes on Lone Lake. The South Whidbey Yacht Club runs the program.


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