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Thank you to our fundraising chair, Lyla Knudson, and the Fundraising Committee for organizing a great event! We had a blast.
The King Harbor Youth Foundation is saddened to announce the passing of one of our founding fathers, Francis N. “Fritz” Dawson. Fritz was Commodore of the King Harbor Yacht Club when the Youth Foundation was developed. He served on the KHYF Board of Directors for 32 years and was an honorary board member for the last two years.
Fritz donated hundreds of hours of his time to developing the King Harbor Youth Foundation into what it is today. He was dedicated to teaching young people how to sail and the life skills one learns from boating. He frequently took children sailing on his own boat, the Cal 36 “Crossfire,” to teach big boat sailing, anchoring, and seamanship.
While we are deeply saddened by his loss, we are grateful for the years of service Fritz gave to the Youth Foundation and generations of young sailors. In his honor, his family has established the Fritz Dawson Memorial Fund to continue his legacy of developing young sailors. Donations can be made to the King Harbor Youth Foundation, attn: Fritz Dawson Fund.
To learn more about Fritz Dawson and his life, please click here.