Members, particularly our 'more mature' members will be saddened to learn of the passing of Bill Amcotts who died at the weekend aged 97.
Bill was a stalwart member of the Club for many years and was probably our oldest and longest serving member.
There is a photograph in the bar of Bill and others on a Greek Island sailing holiday in 1989, all resplendent in yellow ELYC sweat shirts.
Others may remember him as a regular around the harbour and Sail Loft Cafe, always seen in his trademark checked sports jacket.
Bill's funeral is at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Murrayfield Avenue, Edinburgh at 11am on 31 January, then at the cemetery in Drem at 1pm.
A true gentleman.
- Words by Alastair Macintyre