It is with sadness that we have to report that IOM skipper and friend of many Clive Hand passed away on Sunday evening, a recent convert to radio sailing he was well known to those who sailed at district and national level having attended most IOM events that his health would allow over the last few years, he could usually be found in his wheelchair close to the water, helped by his wife Jenny, as competitive as ever, and although he may have appeared quiet you only had to be near him to appreciate his understanding of the rules and technicalities of the sport, along with some strong opinions of the fleets abilities!
Clive was a member of Lincoln MYC having started out at Rotherham MYC and was only recently talking enthusiastically about the opportunities of the Poolsbrook Country Park close to his home.
Clive, Jenny and all the family were keen full size sailors, being members of Sutton in Ashfield SC since the early 60’s and had put in a lot of work at the recent MYA IOM Veteran National Championships only a couple of weeks ago, stepping in to allow others to sail when the event had to be moved from Lincoln MYC.
Clive will be missed by many across the sailing community and we wish to pass on our condolences to Jenny and sons, Paul , Tim and their families.
M.Y.A MIDLAND DISTRICT