William James grew up in Durban, South Africa, learning to sail there before emigrating to Canada. He and his wife, Lyn, bought Sesiya in 1976, and kept it in Bayfield Inlet, and later at Sound Boat Works in Parry Sound. They cruised it extensively with their two sons on Georgian Bay and Lake Huron, with excursions as far away as Quebec City, for the Tall Ship Rendezvous in 1984.
Lyn’s last sail was c2006, following a cancer diagnosis, so for 13 years, Mr. James mostly single-handed Sesiya. Sadly, Lyn passed away in late 2018.
William James is a civil engineer, University Professor Emeritus and past Dean of Engineering at the University of Guelph. He was founding president of CHI, a consulting engineering and software company based in Guelph, Ontario.
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