Community shows awesome support for sailing | Letter

Over the years as I have worked and raised my family here on Orcas, I have always been inspired by the support our small community gives time and time again to a wide variety of needs.

Whether it is for education, the arts, sports, housing, kids or seniors; our community steps up year after year to volunteer time and money to help assist positive changes for others.

Last month I had the privilege of watching this happen once again when the sailing team won the NWISA berth to compete at Nationals and needed to be in Norfolk Virginia 16 days later to represent the Northwest.

Little old Orcas Island, was by far the smallest demographic sending a high school sailing team to Nationals but our community stepped up and helped make it happen!

I know I speak for all the sailors, coaches, parents, O.I.Y.C members and Sail Orcas when I say, Orcas community you are awesome!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Burke Thomas

Orcas Island