It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Brightlingsea One Design sailor and class supporter Keith Clubb.
Keith bought C16 Dulcet in the late 70”s and learned to sail with his usual dogged determination. It was a time when interest in the fleet was faltering and many boats were getting to the end of their life unless major remedial work was undertaken.
Keith led the way and together with Malcolm rebuilt Dulcet, which became the first BOD to be given the West epoxy treatment, which ultimately saved the fleet and we see the result of that early thinking today with so many boats in superb sailing condition.
He also kept his loyal crew for man-years, being son Stephen and our Angela (Herbert) and sailed with great success. Alas poor health and age made Keith give up his well loved boat but never his close association with the fleet.
We will miss his detailed stories of distant races in fine detail, he seemed to have a photographic memory of every outing, even stories that told of his own failings. A lovely man who will be greatly missed by many. Thanks Keith for your input and your comradeship R I P.
Keith’s funeral will take place on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at Wimpole Road Methodist Church, Wimpole Road, Colchester at 10.30am and will be followed by a cremation service at Colchester Crematorium at 11.45am, followed by a gathering to remember Keith at CYC.
The delightful short video below features video journalist Dylan Winter chatting to Keith about BOD sailing as they watch the BSC Thursday Night racing.