The Jericho Sailing Centre Association joins many in the Vancouver sailing community mourning the loss of our dear friend, Laser Fleet Captain, Programmes Committee Chair, race committee chair and all round good fellow, Andy Hunt, who passed away, surrounded by family, October 21 after a 3 month battle with brain cancer.
Andy crossed the pond on his Laser from the Hollyburn Sailing Club in the mid-1990’s and immediately immersed himself in the Jericho Sailing Centre’s sail racing programs. He became Jericho’s Laser Fleet Captain and as such, was an excellent resource for people new to Laser sailing and/or racing. He loved racing Lasers and his enthusiasm was infectious. He served on the JSCA Board as Programmes Chair for over 20 years and helped us train many race management volunteers and staff. He was the Principle Race Officer for more Jericho Regatta’s than any volunteer in our organization’s history-a function he performed remarkably well. Andy was the District 6 Laser Fleet representative for many years and loved to travel to regattas throughout his district. Andy leaves his many sailing friends with fond memories of competitions and companionship. The JSCA is working together with Andy’s family to hold a Life Celebration/Wake in the spring, possibly around the Flights of Spring Regatta. Details to come. Andy’s on-line obituary can be found at: