New Safety Boat Launched
Published 18:59 on 17 Aug 2022
On Friday 12th August, as a result of a very generous legacy from the late Robin Johnson, an accomplished LCSC dinghy and offshore sailor, we inaugurated the new Race Board which is dedicated to him, and launched and named our new safety boat Mollie Johnson in his memory.
Robin Johnson was a brilliant and long standing member of the club. His first dinghy was a Flying Dutchman which he sailed at international regattas. Robin was secretary of the International Flying Dutchman Class Organisation (British section) for a period until 1978. He became a member of the British Olympic Sailing Squad, but turned down the offer of competing in the 1976 Montreal Olympics to continue studying towards a degree and develop his business.
He regularly sailed his Laser on the Thames, and often won races in both the Enterprise and Laser classes.. He was made an honorary member in 2015 and sailed right up to the time of his death at the age of 84. Sadly, he died a few days after his 85th birthday. Many Club members have sailed with him in dinghies and offshore, and his skill and knowledge are sadly missed.
Last updated 12:51 on 18 January 2023