Written by Administrator
Last Updated: 16 August 2014
Created: 16 August 2014
Rutland Sailing Club regrets to announce that Mike Stenson passed away at his home in Manton on Saturday 26th July 2014, aged 73.
Mike was a long time member and joined the club in 1987. Shortly after joining, he bought 'Brigand' a Squib, No 544, which he raced regularly until 2003. He took part in the Squib National Match Racing Championships in 1991 and up to last year, crewed in Squib 426 where he enjoyed regular successes.
Mike served for several sessions on the RSC Club Council in the late 1990s and was instrumental in setting up the club's group insurance scheme that was very successful at the time. He was also involved in the proposal for, and the management of, the clubs security gates. He was one of the originators of the Squib Inlands, held annually at RSC for the past twenty years, where he served as assistant beach master until 2013.
Mike had been under treatment for the last two years but was present at the Club up to May of this year. He leaves wife, Mary, and son, who lives locally and a daughter in New Zealand.
He will be remembered at the club for his quiet manner but always ready with good advice and physical help when required: a 'solid' and loyal member of the club and the Squib Fleet.
He will be sadly missed by us all.