Yvonne St. George

In earlier days of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race, at the nerve center in Fells Point, all the players were privileged to know Yvonne.  What a delight!  My first encounter was at the 1997 race and I will never forget her.  It was pure joy to be in her company. Always there to help in any way.  Got things done with authority and dispatch.    Yvonne became an active member of the ASA and enlivened our Annual Meetings in Mystic.  And then there was the time she came to our Gloucester Schooner Festival with a hilarious demonstration of Baltimore hospitality. 
 
Fair winds Yvonne ... the thought of you always gives me a very good feeling.
 
Al Bezanson
Green Dragon
 
Cameron, Yvonne St. George
 
On Sunday, April 14 2013, beloved wife of Don Cameron, and mother of Duncan Cameron, passed quietly.  She is survived by her sisters, Geraldine, Patricia, and niece Lindsay.

Yvonne was a one of the founding members of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race in 1988.  From the start of the GCBSR, Yvonne was not only a strong supporter but the backbone of the race in Baltimore.  She was the Baltimore Chairman of the race for many years and as the Board of Directors grew she became the Vice President of the Board. Yvonne worked  hand in glove with Captain Lane Briggs to promote not only the Race,  but the opportunity to teach children to be good stewards of the Chesapeake Bay.  She gathered sponsors and friends to help build the race from a small gathering of vessels to one of the premier races in the country.  


She endeared the Fells Point Yacht Club to the race and it became one of the signature events that club members participated in each year. As the hospitality arm -  hosting schooners from far and near -  it didn’t matter to Yvonne,  they all needed tending and support.  She never met a challenge that couldn’t be resolved with a little, ok maybe a lot, of imagination and tenacity.  
 
Yvonne not only helped form and grow the GCBSR,  but was also active for many years in city activities that included the City Fair, Fells Point Fun Festival,  and visiting ships hospitality.   As an active member of the Fells Point Community,  she rallied friends and neighbors for any number of causes to make our city shine.   She loved the Chesapeake Bay and her City, Baltimore.  Yvonne worked hard to make it a better place for all of us to enjoy until she finally moved on to her dream of sailing to and retired & living in Roatan, Honduras.  Those of us who remember her fondly will have shared lots of fun on the waters of the Bay and beyond.    We will keep her spirit alive in our hearts and remember that there is always a way to make it happen if you believe you can! 

The family has requested donations to Maryland Institute College of Art in lieu of flowers, etc.. Yvonne is an alumnus of MICA. Donations should be to the Yvonne St. George scholarship fund, for a female graphic artist.   Please send to: 

MICA
Attn. Erin Chrest
1300 Mt. Royal
Baltimore, MD 21217
Erin  Chrest
echrest@mica.edu
410-225-2493

MICA IS A 501C3 and therefore they will send a statement of your donation for your taxes.  Checks should have “Yvonne St. George” in the “description.