14 January 2021
Longstanding member Tony Short sadly passed away on 30th December. Tony had been racing International 14’s when Julian Cochrane introduced him to keelboats in the early 80s. He soon after bought an H Boat, Zadig, that he raced in JOG from 1984, also competing with her as far afield as Scandinavia. He owned a further H Boat Hesperus and then moved on, in 1997, to Aquila a Dehler 28 which he campaigned until 2006 when he sold her to George Gerwitz, another JOG stalwart.
Tony kept sailing on Aquila with George until 2014, when he retired from racing aged 84. By then, not only had he acquitted himself admirably in racing but his longstanding support for JOG had resulted in the Committee of 2009 recognising his contribution and made him an Honorary Member.
Tony retired to the family run pub in Kirk Ireton, The Barley Mow Inn.