In the summer of 2020, William James decided not to launch Sesiya, primarily due to concerns related to COVID-19. Though only 83 years young, Mr. James wondered whether it was wise to continue to single-handing Sesiya around Georgian Bay, and began to consider what other options there might be.
Nepean Sailing Club has the largest and most active fleet of C&C 27s anywhere in the world, and so a Google search led Mr. James to NSC. He thus reached out to NSC’s Commodore, Michael Hoffman, coincidentally a co-owner of C&C 27 Blue Zulu; Michael in turn put Mr. James in contact with Hugh Morrin, the other co-owner of Blue Zulu, and the primary C&C 27 contact at NSC.
During email exchanges and a telephone call, Mr. James expressed his desire to find a “good home” for the boat that he had loved and cared for, for the past 44 years; finding a good home was much more important to Mr. James than financial compensation. This led Hugh to consider whether NSC might be in a position to accept a C&C 27 for use in its Sail Training program — the possibilities seemed exciting. After some initial discussions with Michele Cimon, Sailing Training Director, Shawn Batten, Sailing Activities Manager, and Michael, and further emails back and forth, Mr. James and his sons decided to offer Sesiya to NSC, as a donation, for use in its Sail Training and other programs, as the club deemed appropriate. Hence began the process of NSC’s acquisition of Sesiya.
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