A respected member of our fleet, Julie Goetschius, SV Crayola #877, passed away Sunday, May 6. Like many of us, Julie started racing on another 22 on Wednesday nights, Tom Sutton's. She did foredeck and Jerry Smith did middle. Around 1991, she decided she wanted her own J22 and went into a partnership with Cathy Harry and bought hull #877. Then you couldn't stop her, she traveled with her boat as far as Holland, Netherland to do the J22 World's as well and many other J22 World's. She did three Rolex Regatta's, two in Annapolis and one at HYC. Her sailing earned her the first Woman Club Championship at HYC and a Final for the Adam's Cup four times! At HYC's Windward Down Sailing Camp, she always taught the advanced campers on her boat. She loved sailing, teaching sailing, and racing and took every opportunity she could to get new people into the sport. .Julie was a driving force in keeping our J22 Fleet 6 going and was Fleet Captain for many years. She will be missed.
Fleet 6 will make a donation to Special Olympics Texas in Julie's honor.
Visitation will be Friday, May 11, 9am - 11am
Service to follow at 11:00am
Sterling-White Funeral Home
11011 Crosby-Lynchburg Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562