An avid sailor, a life member of Savin Hill Yacht Club, and trusted treasurer of the Pelagic Sailing Club, Bill or “Gippy” as he was known to his grandchildren was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and friend. He is remembered for his passion for being on the water and was admired for his great sailing skill and knowledge. His love for sailing was only surpassed by his love for his family.  

Dr. Charles Kite born in Montreal, Canada (1949) had a life long love of the water that began on Saratoga Lake in NY, when his father took him sailing in his 16' Rebel. Later he would further his love through his parent's summer homes on the shore of Chesapeake Bay and then Chatham, MA, where he sailed everything from a Sunfish to a 33' Swiftsure (named of the America's Cup winner in 1962). He was always at peace when sailing, despite what the conditions may have been. His love of sailing has been passed on to his children and grandchildren. Sailing heals is a great organization that provides this peaceful enjoyment to people go through tumultuous times.

 Jean lived a variable and enjoyable life raising four children, volunteering in her community, traveling the world, plus a 22 year working career.
Beth's  life was focused on caring for her family, with a special love of entertaining, cooking, gardening, traveling, and laughter. Ever since she was little, Beth loved being on the water, from her family home in Falmouth, MA to the weekends spent on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband on their boat, even to her vacation home in Port Charlotte, FL, she was never far from the ocean. Because of this, Beth got involved as a patient volunteer with Sailing Heals, a non-profit organization providing "patients and their caregivers a spirit-lifting day at sea.”