In Harbour

This section is dedicated to the memory of the members who contributed to the Association's work with their knowledge and generosity of spirit.   

Louie Howland  sadly passed away on 21st June 2019. A celebrated editor and antiquarian bookseller in Boston, USA who dedicated his life to books, as he admitted himslef. He established the antiquarian bookseller Howland & Co. selling rare and out-of-print editions. Most recently he published a biography of the naval architect and designer W. Starling Burgess. Dr William Collier of GL Watson pays him tribute read the full text here

Luigi Lang,  we regret to learn that, on 13th April 2019, Dr.Luigi Lang passed away. His invaluable contribution to classic yacht design and racing is remembered by his long-standing friend and colleague John Lammerts van Bueren. Please click here for the full text

Jeremy Lines,  who died on 13th November 2018, was one of the earliest members and stalwarts of the AYH.  He was apprenticed to Fred Parker at the Dorset Yacht Co. but spent most of his working life with Camper & Nicholsons, where he ended up as Technical Director and voluntary archivist. An exceptional designer and brilliant seaman, his charm and generosity as well as his many skills are movingly recalled by some of his friends in their Personal Tributes 

Jack Dalmeny , who died on 15 th  November aged 85, was, with Maldwin Drummond, a founder of the AYH in 2004 and, with Jennifer, was the guiding hand for our early meetings, at the Royal Albert Yacht Club and at  H.M.S. President  on the Thames.  His book on those members of the Royal Naval Yacht Club who held the Victoria Cross showed his determined interest in the byways of sailing history, as was his current work tracking down unrecorded club trophies.  A fuller obituary will follow. 

Honorary Members :
Admiral Sir Jonathan Band, KCB; Rear Admiral Roy Clare, CBE; Clare Francis, MBE; Lt. Cdr. Sir Robin Knox-Johnson, CBE, RD, RNR; John Rousmaniere; Mikkel Thommessen

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