Leaders Who Have their Priorities Right
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By Lynda Wheatley | June 18, 2022
Tawny Lynn Hammond, owner of Wind Dancer Traverse City Tours, is doing something special to honor Pride Month: She’s donating a percentage of every day-sail in June to local nonprofit Up North Pride, as well as to the Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ youth. The reason is simple, says the longtime sailor, animal rights leader, and outdoorswoman: “We are a queer-owned business, and being part of the community is a priority for us,” she says. Hammond, who also owns The Rover Outfitters—a kayak, SUP, and bike rental business that offers trips and tours of Lake Michigan and smaller local waterways—brought Wind Dancer, the custom Colvin Gazelle schooner aboard which she runs Wind Dancer TC Tours, to Traverse City in November 2020. The elegant, 63-foot-long schooner offers 3-hour afternoon and evening sails with food and accompanying local wine, beer, or spirits for $199 per person. Learn more, buy tickets, or show your support by booking a charter at winddancertc.com.