Eight Bells: Colin Smith:
It is with sadness and yet real gratitude for his life that we report that Colin Smith, sailor, Olympian and coach extraordinaire, passed away in late September 2018 shortly after reaching his 90th birthday. He retained his great spirits all the way, and no doubt reported as usual that he is “delightful” when he arrived wherever he is now.
Colin was born in Adelaide, Australia in 1928 and learned to sail and build boats at Grange, where his early sailing experience included Heavyweight Sharpies and a stint as a bailer boy on a traditional 18 foot skiff. He then fell victim of the offshore addiction and Sydney Hobarts (9 of them, and 22+ Bass Strait crossings in total) and other…
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Proposal to Cancel Russian Membership:
The World Sailing Annual Conference, the biggest gathering of the world governing body for the sport of sailing, comes to the USA in 2018 to hold its meetings on October 27 to November 4 in Sarasota, Florida.
Online details reveal several hot topics, one of which is a request from the Sailing Federation of Ukraine for World Sailing to cancel the membership of Russian Yachting Federation as a World Sailing member national authority. Here’s wh…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Proposal to Cancel Russian Membership, Editor