It was with sadness that I learned last weekend that John Speller (aged 83) passed away. John was an Honorary member of St Catherine’s Sailing Club and a real stalwart for many years, contributing his energy and enthusiasm. He held the position of Sailing Secretary and was also Commodore from 1981 to 1982. During the 1980’s when the club was extended by members, it was John who was instrumental in achieving this. John was also one of those industrious dads that built his own mirror dinghy, which then encouraged his sons to get into sailing too. I know you will all join me in extending heartfelt condolences to Jeff, Martin and their families. The club has a proud history and John’s part in that is an important one.