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Robert Forrest

Also known as: Known to his friends as Bob.


Picture of Robert Forrest .

This photo of Bob was taken at a barbecue during a family fun day organised by the Fleetway Cruising Club. Bob had been a very active member of the club for nearly forty years, including four years as Commodore. He had previously been a member of the Emsworth Slipper SC and had enthusiastically taken part in club races in his Alacrity 22.

He always enjoyed meeting people and used to support the RNLI by doing house-to-house collections for local flag days in Fleet and, in the process, he enrolled at least one new club member. He graduated through a Jaguar 25 and Sea Dog 30 until he eventually joined up with three other Fleetway members in purchasing “Cremorne”, a Countess 33.

They cruised this boat extensively along the south coast from Sussex to Cornwall and across the Channel to Normandy, the Channel Islands and North Brittany. He finally hung up his sea boots when he was about 80 and concentrated on his golf. He was also a great raconteur, very knowledgeable and with a prodigious memory, but was always a most modest man. We all have very fond memories of him.

Michael Axtmann

Added by: Paul Gray on 31 October 2011.



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