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Harry Chance


Picture of Harry Chance.

A lifelong and inveterate "maritimist", Harry skippered the gaff schooner Hoshi with the Island Cruising Club - of which he was also a founding member - for many years, and in later life supported and encouraged all around him who held thoughts of putting to sea. As a stauch advocate of the "old ways", his fancy ropework and sextant shooting was also out of the top drawer, and the famous cartoons of "Old Harry" - while not necessarily inspired by him directly - perhaps summed up perfectly Harry Chance's relationship with sea; if Harry were to have taken up sailboarding, it's tempting to think he would have put a gaff rig on his, to give the thing some soul.

Harry will be greatly missed by all he left behind.

Added by: Simon Chance on 2 November 2009.



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