The club is sad to announce the passing of Hilda Austin
RIP Mike Feeley
We are sorry to announce that Mike Feeley passed away last week.Mike Feeley RIP 15th March 2018
RIP Archer Metcalf
RIP Derek Shepard
RIP Colin Harper
RIP Chris Lane
I am really sorry to tell you that Chris Lane passed away after a long illness on Sunday 12th February. Whilst I know not many of you will remember Chris he was a stalwart member of RCC for almost 20 years from the early 1970’s through to 1993. He was our Assistant Secretary in 1981, 82, & 83. After that he was Hon Secretary from 1984 to 1987. Chris was a ‘gentle man’, very quiet spoken but a good member involved in all activities across RCC. He was very supportive to me as a young Officer as I rose up the RCC echelons.
Chris was a keen sailor & owned a Silhouette ‘Chafay’. He enjoyed ‘river sailing and even ventured out of the River to NBorth Wales & Peel. One cruise was quite eventful, Chris’s objective was Isle of Man, quite a trip in a tiny 17ft bilge keeler. Bad weather intervened and after several nights Chris was first spotted safe in The Dee. Don’t forget there were no GPS navigators in those days, & radio comms was hit & miss..
I will extend our condolences to his wife Cilla, son |Andrew & daughter Sarah & their families. Chris’s funeral will be held at 11.30am on Thursday 23rd February in Lytham Park Crematorium, Regent ave., Lytham FY8 4AB. I have put our flag up at half mast .
Best Mike Briers (Hon Sec)