Kim Lyons

Kim hails from Savannah, GA, and after serving 30 years in Navy Nurse Corps, she settled in Newport, RI.  She has over 35 years of sailing experience including cruising 25 to 60 foot monohull and multihull sailboats and racing 19 to 30 foot sailboats.  She and her husband, Ed, currently own a 1980 Morgan 33 Pilot House Motor Sailor and cruise primarily in the Narragansett Bay.

Kim is currently serving as the Executive Director for the Navy Nurse Corps Association and as a Rhodes 19 Sailing Instructor for the Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department in Newport, RI.  She is an active member of the Coaster Harbor Navy Yacht Club (CHNYC) where she serves as the Rear Commodore for Racing and continues to race in the Rhodes 19 one-design series.  She also volunteers with the CHNYC Women’s Racing Group and was selected as the CHNYC 2016 Volunteer of the Year.  She joined the WSF Board in 2017.