Rochester Yacht Club member and J/24 Class enthusiast Lambert Lai died Dec. 30 at the age of 66.
The marine industry mourns the loss of people whose inventiveness and business expertise have been the foundation of its success and helped it grow and prosper.
Bob Dickson, 87, former sailing master of the 72-foot ketch Ticonderoga, died Sunday of throat cancer, SailingScuttlebutt.com reported.
Richard Schneider, a sailor who won US Sailing’s Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal, died Nov. 26 after recently being diagnosed with terminal lung cancer. He was 79.
Sailor David Ashton died Nov. 21 after suffering complications from surgery in a Boston hospital. He was 62.
Competitive racer Joe English died Nov. 4 in Ireland at age 58 nearly 10 years after ending his career as a professional sailor because of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Bill Green, a San Francisco-born sailor, Navy jet jockey, Coast Guard member, shrimp-boat hand, One Ton Cup winner and the proprietor of Green Marine, died Oct. 13 in Lymington, England.
Dr. Hugh Chandler, 83, a sailor and an orthopedic surgeon at Massachusetts General Hospital, died Oct. 9 in Boston.
James Joseph Miles, who spent 16 years in advertising sales for Yachting magazine in the 1980s and ’90s, succumbed to cancer Sept. 26 at the age of 78.
Northern Lights said Mike Maynard, a longtime company vice president and Northeast branch manager, died peacefully at his home Sept. 20 after a long bout with cancer. He was 62.
Carolina Skiff founder Terry Stark lived life on his own terms. John Landon, chairman of the company during Stark’s tenure, remembers his colleague’s world travels, including trips to the Bahamas, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba and Thailand before he settled in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where he died Aug. 15 after a heart attack. He was 68.