Topic : James Middleton-Stewart

It is with great sadness that we have to announce that on 19th September James Middleton-Stewart died peacefully, at the Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester.
He will be very much missed.

My parents greatly enjoyed campaigning Dangerbat together on the Merlin circuit for many years with Dad still racing her this year.

The funeral service for family and close friends will be on
Monday 30th September at 14.40 at Yeovil Crematorium,
and afterwards at The Rockery, Coombe, Sherborne.

Mum and I would be grateful if his local and sailing friends could come to share memories of Dad with us at Weymouth Sailing Club on Friday 4th October from 15:00, where a finger buffet will be available.

We ask that any are donations be made to the RNLI or to Joseph Weld Hospice, either directly, or through Bracher Brothers Funeral Service, Sherborne.

Posted: 24/09/2013 12:07:43
By: Nix M-S
Very sorry to hear this news, we shall all miss James - he was an inspiration to us and I'm sure memories of him and Dangerbat will live for a long time. Our thoughts are with yourself and Helen.

Posted: 24/09/2013 13:38:18
By: Phil & Ali Ashworth
We're very sorry to hear your sad news, we had no idea that he was so poorly. Our condolences to all the Middleton-Stewart family

Posted: 24/09/2013 21:25:35
By: Kath and Richard
Nix, So sorry to hear this.  Your Dad was such a gentleman and I have very fond memories of him and your Mum from when I started crewing Merlins in the late 80s.  It was great to meet up with you all again a few years ago at Rutland.  My condolences to you and Helen.

Posted: 24/09/2013 21:47:35
By: Fat Pig
I would like to offer my condolences too - I'm really sad to hear this news. As the other half of Fat Pig in the late eighties it was always great to compare stories from a day's racing with James and Helen. I think that what stood out for me was James' modesty and honesty - acknowledging that it was often his mistakes that were to blame, but always looking on the bright side and resolving how to do better next time. Tony

Posted: 24/09/2013 22:38:15
By: Tony Larder
We also had no idea James was so poorly as it must be just a few months ago that he was competing hard at circuit events. I feel this is a big loss to the fleet as James was always brilliantly welcoming to Weymouth events and a fantastic competitor and gentleman at other circuit events.

Posted: 25/09/2013 00:20:33
By: Andy Dalby
A true gentleman from the old school, always ready with a helpful(?) remark and a valuable opinion, a good sailor and a real loss to the fleet. The Archers were very sorry to hear this news. Our love and sympathy to Helen and Nix.

Posted: 25/09/2013 08:55:56
By: Ben 3634
Nix, so sorry to hear this. Raced against your dad on many occasions during the 1990s in Moondance Assassin. We had many a battle with neither totally getting the better of the other. A great competitor and will be missed. Condolences to you and Helen.

Posted: 25/09/2013 10:03:45
By: mark barnes
sad to read this.
James was a good guy and I enjoyed his company.

Posted: 26/09/2013 12:52:38
By: Steve Watson
Tragic loss of a great sailor and wonderful individual, gone far too soon. Deepest sympathy to all his family and friends.

Posted: 28/09/2013 09:56:46
By: Douglas
This is so sad, I hadn't realised he was that I'll. best wishes to you and Helen.

Posted: 28/09/2013 17:34:52
By: Tom Stewart
Oh, Nix, I'm so sorry.
Big hugs to you all xxx

Posted: 29/09/2013 21:22:49
By: Pippa Taylor
Sorry to hear the news.  He will be greatly missed as would any of our Merlin family.  Our thoughts are with you.  Steve & Gill

Posted: 30/09/2013 21:14:51
By: Steve & Gill


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