So apparently, the Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup and the Melges 32 Blue Water Series came to an end in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. It was a competition for sailing; I always wanted to go sailing. But anyway, it featured exciting races with close finishes all around. This even was hosted by the Lauderdale Yacht Club.
Dick DeVos and his team came out with the win at Melges 32 Lauderdale Cup and the Melges 32 Blue Water Series. His team, Volpe, consisted of Mark Mendelblatt, Scott Nixon, Sam Rogers, Drew Weirda, Peter Kinney, Erika Reineke, and Mike Hill. With great teamwork and hard work, Volpe was able to come on top of other tough competition like Argo, Delta, and Team Hydra. The winners on the Corinthian Blue Water Series were Morgan Kiss and Team Hydra, winning the overall Corinthian Blue Water Series title along with it.
I really hope that one day, I will also have a chance to go on a sail and enjoy the beautiful water of the Atlantic Ocean as well. Well, until then, I will be working here, hoping that one day I will be able to actually purchase a sail boat!
Dick DeVos is an entrepreneur from Michigan who has helped so many people across Michigan. He is the President of Dick and Betsy DeVos Foundation which helps funding many churches, schools, hospitals, and other public service sectors.
He has also been part of several charitable works including scholarships for students in Michigan, funding art competitions, and helping scientists with researching pollution in Michigan. After an unsuccessful run for governor of Michigan, Dick DeVos maintains his involvement in politics and frequently gives to causes such as educational reform and conservative causes.
DeVos was born in October 21, 1955 and is married to his wife, Betsy DeVos. They have four children. He graduated from Northwood University and was the son of Amway co-founder, Richard DeVos.