Very sorry to hear this. He was a constant source of encouragement in our ten years at Wembley.
Very sad news to hear about Jim’s passing. I occasionally crewed for Jim in my early days of Merlin sailing at the Harp in the early seventies, and at Championships at Falmouth and Poole. He always had something to say on Merlin sailing, someone later on described him as being a walking Merlin encyclopaedia ! Condolences to his family. Peter Fryer.
Hi - Thanks for the post. We're planning Dad's funeral at the moment. If you have any stories you'd like to share - and I know he was a controversial character - please do send me a message ([email protected]). Many thanks, Alistair
Met Jim’s family at the funeral today. Alistair told me that he has copies of the original Merlin book which Jim co-wrote if anyone wants a copy. Proceeds to charity. Get in touch with Alistair.
So sorry to hear about dear Jim. He was indeed a great evangelist and enthusiast for the Merlin Rocket - opinionated, yes, but that served to enliven the spirit of a class where there were plenty of people with opinions! Jim was always ready to enlighten, assist or encourage anyone who wanted to know about Merlin Rockets. One of the great servants of the MROA.