Ian Garwood

12/12/2016 08:15:56
Sadly Ian Garwood passed away shortly after coming ashore at the Datchet Flyer yesterday. Thoughts to his family. Ian was a big part of the class and will be missed.

12/12/2016 09:19:13
Barnsie
Yes it was a sad end to a sunny force 2 - 3 day on Datchet Water. Hard to believe he is gone. Some fond memories over the years of a gentle and kind person, but great competitor. Last time I sailed with him was actually in the B14 rather than Merlin at Datchet a few years ago. As they say only the good die young. The world of sailing will be a lesser place without him. Thoughts to the Family and Jeremy who was with him at this time

12/12/2016 09:57:04
Ross

We have just read this and are deeply shocked and lost for words. Our thoughts are with Ian's family at this time


12/12/2016 14:39:38
Paul Hollis

Like Ross I was and rest of the Merlin fleet at Blithfield Shocked and saddened by the News of Ian's passing away.

He was one of the nicest guys you could possibly meet our thought are with Ian's family at this very sad time.


 


12/12/2016 15:26:33
PipT
Such sad news...  He was the most lovely & gentle man.  
 
Our love and thoughts are with the Garwood family.  

12/12/2016 15:32:00
Colin
Was lost for words when I heard

As everybody says he was just  a really nice person and I always enjoyed our chats about sailing and all things over a few glasses of wine looking over an Avon  sunset

12/12/2016 16:29:45
d.h.
this has knocked me for six......a quiet gentleman,articulate,do anything to help anyone,terrific competitor and knowledgeable to boot.....in his youth a brilliant porsche race mechanic, mr calvert and I were blown away at goodwood revival by who and what he knew...had a great outlook on life in general......we will all miss  him as a competitor and a friend....a very sad loss in the merlin world.....
 

12/12/2016 17:20:05
Philippa Daniels
So incredibly sad and shocked to see this - an absolute friend, someone who you thought would just always be there.
 
My love and thoughts to Jan and all of Ian's family
 

12/12/2016 22:01:20
Mark Nicholson
Had to re-read this. I can't believe it. I'm so sorry to hear we have lost Ian in the prime of his life. I've known him since the eighties and he was always a nice, engaging guy. Sail on....

12/12/2016 22:34:31
TJ
Very sad news -many memorable years of racing against him our thoughts with Jan and family

13/12/2016 01:52:18
Stuart Bates
Very sad news, thoughts are with his family.  Such a nice guy.

13/12/2016 08:06:01
stuart gurney
sometimes I would escape the bar at Salcombe and walk down to the harbour wall - on a few occasions Ian would be doing the same. We would talk and time flew by - by a very large margin, a better conversation than in  the late evening bar. Amazingly clever and articulate man. I will miss Ian
 

13/12/2016 13:53:49
Amanda Tosh
Joe's just told me the news and I'm in shock. As above, such a warm, caring and genuinely lovely man. Can't quite believe it. Big love to all of Ian's family. Xxx

13/12/2016 15:28:23
Julian Harms
Such a shock.  It's all been said - a lovely man with a wry sense of humour. Sincere condolences to all family and close friends who sailed and socialised with him. Thanks for the sailing tips Ian - they live on...

13/12/2016 17:03:34
JonCG
I'm glad he had been doing something he loved, will miss him.

13/12/2016 20:10:22
Rod & Jo
Throw a pebble into a pond……

…just to confirm that the ripples of a truly decent guy spread far,- even to us in France. When we first made it to Salcombe, 15 or so years ago, we ended up sharing a rent with the Calverts, & Ian,- who very generously gave up what was obviously a more comfortable bedroom so that we could enjoy it!

13/12/2016 23:55:31
Olly Turner
I was deeply saddened apon hearing this news and in fact, still am. Genuine, very kind and extremely friendly. Win or lose on the water, he was always happy, always smiling.

At such a young age it really puts things into perspective-do what you like doing best with those that you love most.

If there is an open service-can someone post the details, please? I'd like to attend.

My thoughts to his family.

14/12/2016 10:32:52
Alanj
Deeply saddened with the loss of Ian. Muhammad Ali quote
“Live everyday as if it were your last because someday you're going to be right.”
My thoughts are with his family.

14/12/2016 11:23:13
David Greening
Very sad.  I had known Ian for forty or so years, since he crewed his fathers Merlins, most notably Opium (ex Bob Deacon) at Aldenham Sailing Club, and enjoyed a pint and a chat at the Plough after Wednesday evening sailing.  He later went on to helm and own his own Merlins and even fitted out a Cross International 14 which we raced against one Salcombe Regatta.  He then went in the front end of various successful Merlins.
 
We all went our different ways, but he was always a friendly face in the crowd at Frostbite events and at Merlin Week, and I will miss our chats.
 
My condolances to those left behind too soon. 
 
 

15/12/2016 18:17:54
Ben and Louisa Archer
Louisa and I are deeply saddened by the tragic loss of a lovely, true friend. Our love and heartfelt condolences to Janine and the rest of his family.

15/12/2016 19:37:13
Tom Stewart
This is hard to believe. Ian was a lovely guy a pleasure to sail against, a pleasure to drink with or just chat to. What a shock.
My thoughts are with Jannine and the family.

16/12/2016 11:20:19
Pat and Jilly Blake
Like others on this thread when we heard this news it was truly sad. Ian was indeed a lovely, kind and very intelligent man. He would always pop up at different venues and be his friendly, quiet, thoughtful self. He clearly loved sailing and was always there to help. Our thoughts go out to Janine and his family too.

18/12/2016 17:41:55
steve watson
Heard the news yesterday.
Great chap to spend a bit of time with.
He will be missed by many. 

19/12/2016 07:26:47
Barry Renwick
A sad loss to a well respected person.  He will be greatly missed. My condolence goes to all his family especially at this time of the year.

19/12/2016 22:40:07
Andrea
The following email has been received from Winston Lee regarding Ian's funeral arrangements. Please contact Winston if you are planning to attend and further details will be circulated once confirmed: [email protected]
 
 
Good afternoon,

I am trying to let everyone know about the funeral arrangements for Ian. Jannine is trying to have everything organised for the 5th January in Weston Super Mare for an afternoon service followed by some food at a local venue.

Ian will be so missed by so many, as the forum echoes he was a gentle, kind, thoughtful and intelligent man who has left a huge vacuum in places all over the world.

As sailing was such a passion it would be wonderful to have as many of his fellow sailing friends and people he has touched through the years at his send off.
 

19/12/2016 23:03:29
Andrea
The following email has been received from Winston Lee regarding Ian's funeral arrangements. Please contact Winston if you are planning to attend and further details will be circulated once confirmed: [email protected]
 
 
Good afternoon,

I am trying to let everyone know about the funeral arrangements for Ian. Jannine is trying to have everything organised for the 5th January in Weston Super Mare for an afternoon service followed by some food at a local venue.

Ian will be so missed by so many, as the forum echoes he was a gentle, kind, thoughtful and intelligent man who has left a huge vacuum in places all over the world.

As sailing was such a passion it would be wonderful to have as many of his fellow sailing friends and people he has touched through the years at his send off.
 

20/12/2016 21:39:57
Andrea
Full details as follows:

http://www.ian.garwood.muchloved.com/

Please contact Winston if you are planning to attend: [email protected]

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