The Royal Torbay Yacht Club in Devon, England, is mourning the unexpected loss of one of its staunchest and most generous members. Joe Woods, who was also one of the club’s most successful international sailors, died after on Friday 18th September after a very brief illness.
Joe will be remembered by the international sailing community for his string of successful campaigns in the Melges and Farr fleets. His series of boats mostly under the “Red” banner ranged through Melges 24 and 32, followed by the Farr 400 and 280.
Always an innovator, he was one of the early Melges 32 owners, having originally established his international reputation in the Melges 24. Team “Red?…
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