Eight Bells: Skip Doyle:
E.J. “Skip” Doyle, 87 years, crossed the bar for the final time in the early morning hours of December 2 in Buffalo, NY.
Skip started sailing with his father in the 1930’s on both Lakes Erie and Ontario. Through six more decades, Skip honed his skills and became one of the winningest skippers on Lake Ontario.
Early in Skip’s racing career he was in the then-Olympic Class of 6 Meters, a boat with five crew members. The best sailors in Europe and especially on the Great Lakes raced these boats. Skip was at the top of the fleet and won many of the major trophies. After the 6 Meter, he kept racing internationally at the top level in the Olympic Dragon Class and then on t…
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