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May 20, 2015 Children, Sailing, York River

Youngest Sailor

Williamsburg Sailing McEldowney

Williamsburg Sailing Braedan

Williamsburg Sailing DillonMeet Braedan Cossgrove, 1 month old when he sailed the York River near Yorktown for the first time. He was accompanied by his older brother Dillon, age 3, who helped his grandfather Clay McEldowney of Williamsburg at the helm. The boys’ grandmother Helen Cosgrove came over from Dublin and joined the family cruise, which inspired fond memories. “My late husband helped a friend finish out a 60-foot trawler in Ireland, and they sailed it in the Irish Sea, up the coast to Scotland, over to France and the Bay of Biscay, down to Spain and Portugal. Not to fish, just for the pleasure of it. The owner’s name was a bachelor named Frankie, and people would ask, ‘Frankie, why don’t you marry a girl?’ He would say, ‘Oh, I can’t do that. I’m married to the boat.’”

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