We were saddened to hear that FBYC has lost a dear friend, Miles Turner. Miles, an active participant on many Race Committees passed away on December 29, 2019. Miles was married to Betsy for 21 years and had two sons, Miles Turner III and Jay Turner.
Miles owned and operated Turner Body Shop on Belt Boulevard in South Richmond until his retirement. Miles was an avid sailor and was one of the founders of Dog Town Yacht Club in 1983. He built several boats including a Dragonfly 16 proa which he raced in DTYC races. In addition to sailing, racing, building and designing boats, Miles enjoyed photography and working on race cars.
For over twenty years, Miles was an active figure at FBYC races. Although not a FBYC member, he could be found working with many race officers, in particular, Brooks Zerkel, on race committee. In addition, he helped numerous club members deliver their boats to various regattas. Miles will be missed by all his friends at FBYC.