RICHARD ESTAUGH DIES
Thursday April 16th, 2009
BRITISH SAILING LEGEND DIES.
Harbour Guides are saddened to report the loss of a bona fide legend of British sailing. Multiple world-champion, Richard Estaugh, passed away on Saturday 11th April.
Amongst the most successful dinghy sailors in the UK he won over 10 World Championships and 15 National Championships as well as two Endeavour Trophies (1981 and 1998). His world titles include Fireball, Merlin Rocket, Enterprise and GP14, which he won repeatedly from 1979 onwards.
Alongside his success on the water Richard also established and owned ‘Speed Sails’, which he managed for over 25years. Over that period the company has become one of the most respected suppliers of sails, covers, dinghies and chandlery in the country. Hi son, Ben, will continue with the company, which has issued this statement:
“We have all lost a great friend and our thoughts are especially with his family at this time.”
Richard’s family have requested that people do not send flowers but consider donating to sail4cancer or the RNLI.
The Harbour Guides Crew’s thoughts are with his family and close friends.
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