Michael Clow

Profile Updated: April 5, 2018
Residing In: West Bloomfield, MI USA
Spouse/Partner: Kathy Pitus
Homepage: http://desiresailing.org
Occupation: Online Retailer & Sailor
Children: none
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Hello Polar Bears,

Wow, nearly 50 years since we graduated and we can recall over half a century. Where does the time go? My 91 year old mom, living in Charlevoix, says "older age is a privilege denied to many". Then I guess we should all be thankful as already we are missing some of our classmates.

Here is a quick synopsis of the last 49 years. I attended Wayne State University with major in Biology & minor in Psychology (mostly pre-med classes). Nursing school to become an anesthetist and dropped out after a year realizing I did not enjoy being around sick people or medical hierarchy.

Back to truck driving (used for income during college) for a few years and then moved into distribution management of warehouses for Abitibi-Price & Lucas Industries. Got bored with corporate life and opened my own business in 1985.

The Yachtsman sold sailing apparel and was the largest single store dealer of Patagonia clothing for 18 years until I closed it in 2003 to open TheYachtsman.Com which only sells sailing clothing and not Patagonia.

Met a wonderful lady, Kathy Pitus, in 1991 and we got married in 1993. She really loves the water so we enjoy sailing together. You can check out our sailing website at http://desiresailing.org.

Fun includes sailing, skiing, computers, teaching business classes at Oakland Community College and local sailboat race management at North Star Sail Club & Albatross Yacht Club (2009 Commodore).

I got restless, again, and accepted and offer to work with my long time sailing buddy, Harold Stackpoole, at Global Mapping Strategies as a GIS Analyst and Business Manager. The GMS corporate sport is sailboat racing so how could I refuse? And it is fun to work with people in their 20s and know that I still got skills in the corporate world. We work with Big Data and GIS digital cartography.

It would be great to hear from others & especially any of you who might share similar interests. I am looking forward to our 50 Year Reunion the summer of 2019.

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Skiing in Aspen
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Kathy & I in Aspen during our Honeymoon
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Just after being married at Graham Chapel (Boyne Highlands).
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Kathy & I racing our C&C 32, Desire. More pics available at: http://desiresailing.org
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Dave Baird, Michael Clow & Bob James back from sailing in July 2011. It had been 43 year since Dave & Bob has seen each other and about 10 to 15 for Michael & Bob.