Tuesday, February 2, 2016

R.I.P. Georgie and Crew - Tragic loss of SV Tara

Certainly not forgotten at HBYC

George's beautiful yacht "Tara"
Photo credit to Roy McBride

With huge regret and sadness we must report that George Mills' beautiful old wooden yacht was wrecked on Sunday night or Monday morning on the Cape West Coast not far from Yzerfontein. Details not clear yet - see the initial NSRI report here.

Georgie - as we was fondly known - was truly a remarkable and cheerful member at the club. A proud Scot and a long time sailor, he had a real passion for classical wooden yachts. And did I mention traditional Scottish songs and music!  See this link for a very impromptu recording taken by cellphone over the Monday Table one evening about two weeks ago (all credit to Robin Parker). What a beautiful way to be remembered! 

R.I.P Georgie, you are very sadly missed!

The two crew members (well friends in fact) were Rachel Daly, and her husband PJ (who.survived). Most sincere condolences to all involved, especially PJ -  from all at the club. In fact they were regular visitors and often joined George with the festivities.  

Some detail on Tara on Roy McBride's Blog.

A very sad day, glad we have these memories....