Written by Administrator
Last Updated: 23 November 2013
Created: 13 November 2013
It is with great sadness that we have to report the passing of one of our members, Roger Smedley.
Roger had been a member of Rutland Sailing Club and Rutland Sailability for nearly 15 years and had made an invaluable contribution to the club and the sport through his dedication to the UK Skud 18 class and disabled sailing as a whole. He will be greatly missed by the club and all those involved in Sailability.
Roger was a very keen and skilled racer and this year won the overall 2013 Fast Handicap series at Rutland SC. He was equally comfortable in the coach boat and regularly provided coaching support to the Skud 18 fleet sailors who learnt vast amounts from his enthusiasm, knowledge and experience of the class and sport.
Our sincerest sympathies go to Roger's family and friends at this most difficult of times. There will be a service at Peterborough Crematorium at midday on Thurs 28 November followed by a reception afterwards at Rutland SC. For further information please contact Bruce Bonar at Rutland Sailing Club on 01780 720292 or Peter Ashworth on 07538 277466.