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Jack Roy RIP

13th December 2021
The late Jack Roy in an unusually serious frame of mind after officiating as PRO at the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale
The late Jack Roy in an unusually serious frame of mind after officiating as PRO at the Sovereigns Cup in Kinsale Credit: Bob Bateman

The death of former Irish Sailing President and Olympic Games Race Officer Jack Roy of Greystones and Dun Laoghaire has deprived our sport of one of its most popular and enthusiastic devotees, both in terms of services to sailing and in his own great and infectious enjoyment of racing and cruising.

His sudden passing was acknowledged in a minute’s silence before today’s DBSC Turkey Shoot race on Dublin Bay, and Afloat. ie will be posting a full appreciation of this remarkable man next week. But meanwhile, our profoundly heartfelt condolences are with his family and his very many friends.

Dublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) held a minutes silence in honour of Jack Roy ahead of its Turkey Shoot races. The DBSC Freebird committee boat flew flags and burgees at half-mast in a mark of respect to its former Chief Race Officer. Photo: Brian MathewsDublin Bay Sailing Club (DBSC) held a minutes silence in honour of Jack Roy ahead of its Turkey Shoot races this morning. The DBSC Freebird committee boat (above) flew flags at half-mast as a mark of respect to its late Chief Race Officer. Photo: Brian Mathews

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 15th. Details are here

The funeral cortege will go via the Dun Laoghaire Waterfront Yacht Clubs at 1.15 pm approximately.

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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