For Jim Findley, Heaven is a Gust of Wind and a Sailboat

Posted: July 2, 2014

By: Gail Wood [Thurston Talk]

If you can’t find Jim Findley, try checking the Puget Sound around Harstine Island.

He’s probably there, sailing.

Findley was ten when he and his dad first climbed aboard a 12-foot runabout, catching the wind to move their boat. Later, he went on a neighbor’s sailboat. And he was hooked.

“I was just amazed that you could just go anywhere out there on the bay,” Findley said. “And it was the wind that moved you.”

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