Eight Bells: Jeff Martin:
Jeff Martin, who had served as the Executive Secretary of the International Laser Class Association for 40 years, passed away while on a ski holiday with family and friends on January 11, 2019.
Jeff’s dedication to the sport of sailing was unparalleled, having been the cornerstone of Laser events, working at every Laser Open World Championship except the first one in 1974 where he was a competitor.
The loss of Jeff Martin will be keenly felt throughout the sailing world. More detailed information to be published once available.
British solo skipper Robin Davie located:
(January 12, 2019) – Three days after the UK Coastguard first broadcast an ‘All Ships Alert’ for British solo yachtsman Robin Davie, the 67-year old sailor made contact late last night to say that all was well onboard. He expects to reach Falmouth (UK), his home port, later today.
Davie, who has completed three solo circumnavigations and is preparing to enter the 2022 Golden Globe Race, was three days overdue on a 300 mile solo cross-Channel voyage from France back to Falmouth. British and French Coastguard services have been broadcastin…
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