Sailing With The Philanthropist Dick DeVos

Dick DeVos and his family is know everywhere for the charity work that they do. They are some of the most charitable people in the United States giving away tons of money to different charities. The wealthy Amway family (http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/09/amway_heir_dick_and_betsy_devo.html) is also involved with yacht racing and good at it.

The setting was Junior Day Ft Lauderdale Florida. The winds violently blowing from the northeast it seemed like it was going to be a bad day for racing.

Congratulations to the recent Melges 32 Gold Cup participants and winners—what a thrilling race against incredibly talented sailors!

Posted by Dick DeVos on Monday, February 15, 2016

Dick and his brother love to compete against each other so the race was going to go on regardless. The even was for five days of races to see who would be come the champion. By day two Dick had a considerable lead over the competition. The final race would be the most difficult consisting of five legs and the wind was completely dead at the start of the race. Dick would make an amazing run towards the end of the race moving up eleven positions up to finish in second place finally. Standings as of now had Dick in first place and his brother Rick DeVos in fifth place . The national championship will be held on December 4,5 to see who will be held champion of the league.

Dick DeVos is already a champion. He has helped thousands of underprivileged individuals and is a staple name in his hometown. The entrepreneur is the son of the co-founder of Amway. The DeVos name is a name that holds a little weight in the Grand Rapids area. In addition to his success as a business man, he is a generous political donor whose givings have been noticed by the popular Netflix series House of Card, which Dick weighs in on in an MLive interview.

Learn more about Dick’s career by visiting his New Netherland Institute resume.