We are saddened to inform everyone that our beloved Carol Pearl unexpectedly passed
away earlier this afternoon (2/14/2018). Carol was a past Commodore for STYC and has been a very
active board member for years. She was our club historian, champion, mentor and friend
and we are saddened today. Board meetings will not be the same without her. STYC will not
be the same without her.
We will post further details about Carol's life and time with STYC as well as further details of how we plan on celebrating Carol. In the meantime, we encourage all of you to post/share stories about Carol and any pictures you also may have.
Thanks you Karen Higginson from 48 Degrees North for sharing the photo (left) of Carol from the CYC art show. Carol was an avid painter.
Sadly, I am reporting the death of Bob Bonney, a long time Sloop Tavern Yacht Club member. He died on Dec. 18, 2017 due to injuries from in a car crash on Dec. 6.He was one of a handful of continuing old-time STYC members. Bob joined the club in 1977. He was drawn to the club by its mission statement of getting new sailors active, increasing their sailing skills, and building a true community of sailors. He participated actively in building club events - Cruise 'N Snoozes, Race to the Straits, the J & J series, and organizing SARC so the racing calendar would serve Puget Sound clubs better. Bob served as Commodore in 1991 and as club handicapper and PHRF director for over 10 years. He actively raced his boat, SOLO, (Ranger 28) for 30 years.Bob was my friend for 43 years, boat partner for 30 years. His generosity and enthusiasm for sailing drew me into the sport. I was a real scaredy cat initially, and wouldn't do anything but serve beer and hold on for dear life when the boat heeled. One weekend, he finally said I should be skipper for the weekend: take charge, tell him what to do and when to do it and he wouldn't step in unless I was going to sink the boat or something dire like that. We survived the trip and from then on, he encouraged me to skipper the boat and take it cruising in the San Juans/Gulf Islands on my own in the summer. In the same vein, many new sailors started their racing on SOLO, then moved on to buy their own boats or to crew on other boats.Bob enjoyed people, but was a very private person. He asked that no formal ceremony be held to mark his death, but that Sloopers should raise a beer for him at their next outing. His family and I will spread his ashes on Puget Sound.Carol Pearl
has passed away, Thursday, July 14, 2016
Dick was a long time supporter of the club, and served as our
Race Committee Chair for many years. He will be missed.
Sail on Dick
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