Seabrook, TX: Lakewood Yacht Club General Manager Terry Chapman announces that the club has secured veteran racer
Watt Duffy as Sailing Director.
Duffy has been coaching since high school but also has enjoyed sailboat racing success at both the amateur and professional levels. Duffy started sailing at age 12, and it quickly became his passion. He sailed throughout his youth and was a member of the Georgia Tech Sailing team. Having sailed a wide range of boats including the Snipe, the Sonar, the J22, and the Etchells in World Championships as well as the V15, Melges 32, TP52, and Turbo Sled 72, he also brings a wealth of experience in fleet racing, team racing, match racing, and distance racing.
"I'm excited for this opportunity to be involved with such a great program," says Duffy. "I will use my 38 years of sailing experience and my passion for sailing to continue the development and growth of Lakewood's sailing program and ensure the program extends to sailors of all ages and levels of sailing experience."
Duffy earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He also owns several small businesses, Geaux Fast Sailing, Texas Rag and Supply and Absorbent Recycling. Originally from New Orleans, Duffy lives in Lazy Bend with his wife, Priscilla, and daughters, Holland and Sophie.
"The board of directors, membership and staff are excited about Watt joining us and believe he will generate exciting developments for the Club's sailing program," said LYC Assistant General Manager Kelly Holst.