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Blay Shoenherr

Sailing has always been in Blay’s family. He started at age seven in the junior program at Grosse Pointe Club. By age nine, he was ready advance to a more serious program and joined the Bayview Yacht Club junior program where he raced competitively in Optimists, Flying Juniors, and 420s.

Blay joined the Grosse Pointe South Sailing team when he started high school sailing and raced 420s all four years competing in both fleet and team racing. At the same time he raced actively in local Detroit fleets including, J/35s, Beneteau 36.7 (Multiple North Americans), J/120s, NA 40s, J/105s etc. Blay has completed 15 Port Huron Mackinacs (1 overall, 1 first in class, and 12 Chicago Mackinaws-with one first in class finish in 2018 in the J/111 fleet). Over the years he has raced on many performance boats including, Ultimate 20s, Melges 32s, Melges 24s, TP52s, and Santa Cruz 70s. Blay is currently active in the Melges 24 class and raced a TP52 in summer of 2019 in the Great Lakes circuit.

“I started working on race boats at age 17 and continued with various race programs in the summers through college. I currently work as a marine technician focused on sailboats and rigging at a local northern Michigan boat shop. My favorite aspect of working in the marine industry is the technology and the people. There is always something new to learn as the industry evolves. Being able to share my knowledge and solve problems with clients and the community is truly rewarding. The competition and family nature of the sailing community keeps me coming back. Every time I’m on the water I learn something new. My favorite thing about sailing is the camaraderie. It’s an amazing community and has rewarded me with lifelong friendships.”

Blay looks forward to assisting new and current client in the North West Michigan area.

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