Skip Johnson is the grandson of J.O. Johnson, who founded Johnson Boat Works in 1896. Skip grew up next door to the Boat Works, and worked there from the time he was a boy until he retired when the business was sold in 1997. At age 72, Skip is still racing his 16' MC Scow all summer, and this past winter, he and his wife, Marge, who crewed for him 25 years on E-C-and MC Scows, were invited to the MC Midwinters Regatta at Lake Eustis, Florida, by Bob Wynkoop, an avid MC sailor. There were over 80 MC sailors participating, and Skip was asked to be the guest speaker.