Fond du Lac Military Appreciation Cruise Adventures

By Debbie Krueger, Public Relations Volunteer, Service to Armed Forces

Captain Larry Balttner and his 29 foot sailboat named “Into the Wind”

Monday, August 13th my son Steven and I attended the Military Appreciation Cruise was supported by the Fond du Lac Yacht Club, the Fond du Lac Sailing Club and the American Red Cross.

There was 63 veterans and several active duty and reservists in attendance on 6 sailboats and 9 power boats. Mr. Earl Jewett, who was the coordinator of this event, is also a member of the Yacht and Sailing Clubs. They plan to make this cruise a regular event to be held every August. It has been in existence for three years now. Mr. Jewett went on to explain the purpose behind the Yacht and Sailing Clubs offering this was to show their appreciation to the military by sharing their passion for boating and sailing.

We had the pleasure of joining Captain Larry Balttner on his 29 foot sailboat named “Into the Wind” for a 1 hour sail on Lake Winnebago. He has been sailing for 15 years and this was his 1st time being involved in this particular event.

We had a very pleasant evening and look forward to many more!

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