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Obituary

Eight Bells: Tom Bobbin

By Chris Szepessy

Eight Bells: Tom Bobbin

We report with great sadness that our friend Tom Bobbin has crossed the bar. From the Connecticut Post: Thomas “Tom” Bobbin November 4, 1962 ~ December 26, 2019 (age 57)     Thomas “Tom” Patrick Bobbin, age 57 of Redding, CT, passed away on December 26, 2019.  He was the loving husband of Catherine P. Wall and father of Trevor P. Bobbin, 9.  Tom was born on November 4, 1962 in Dallas, TX, the son of George…

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Richard James Matthews, veteran of America’s Cup campaigns in 1958 & 1962, crosses the bar

By Chris Szepessy

Richard James Matthews, veteran of America’s Cup campaigns in 1958 & 1962, crosses the bar

Richard “Dick” Matthews, a world-class sailor who served as navigator for two significant America’s Cup crews, died Saturday, May 11 in Fairfield, CT. He was 88. Dick served as navigator on the New York Yacht Club’s America’s Cup Challenger Vim in 1958, and in the same role with Weatherly in 1962. His brother Don Matthews was on both crews as well. Vim was runner-up in the Challenger trials to the eventual winner Columbia, and Weatherly successfully defended…

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