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|St.Kitts Sailor Philip Walwyn
Today we received the terrible news that our St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Club member and good friend Philip Walwyn disapeared at sea.
We've know Philip for many years, have been at his home during the building and launching of his yacht Kate and saw him everywhere in the Caribbean at regattas.
He was a great sailor, a great gentleman and a friendly sailor.
He will be missed and in our hart forever.
Experienced single-handed transatlantic St.Kitts sailor Philip Walwyn found in the sea after apparently falling overboard
The alarm was raised after Philip Walwyn's self build 12 metre yacht Kate was seen by another vessel off the Cornish coast with the sails up and nobody was seen on board the vessel.
Accomplished sailor Philip Walwyn has later on passed away in a hospital after being recovered from the sea.
The 68 year old experienced sailor from St Kitts, who was sailing from Nova Scotia to the Azores and was on his way from there to the UK, had been expected in Falmouth on Monday as he completed his 17th solo crossing of the Atlantic.
Philip Walwyn was in the final hours of his transatlantic
voyage to Falmouth when the tragic incident occurred.
A lifelong competitive yachtsman and experienced boat builder, he wished to honour the Mylne design with his yacht Kate, so the boat was built without an engine or build in modern instruments.
The St Kitts Yacht Club paid tribute to Mr Walwyn, a past Commodore and “one of the world’s utmost sailing legends.”
In a statement, the club said: “Philip is a man that has
come into so many peoples lives and has given his heart and
soul to everyone and everything he’s ever encountered.”
Philip took part in many Caribbean Yacht Regattas like
the St.Maarten-St.Martin Classic Yacht Regatta, Antigua
Classics and others.
Read a story about Philip HERE: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/11803691/Philip-Walwyn-yachtsman-obituary.html
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