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Remembering Betty Millar

23 Sep 2023 9:45 AM | Millar (Administrator)

The Club is saddened to learn of the passing of long standing member, Betty Millar.

A keen sailor in her younger years, Betty began her sailing career crewing for younger brother, Jim Strudwick, in his graduate. Although to secure the coveted crewing spot aboard Jim's boat, she had to buy her way in by agreeing to purchase the sails for the boat, which Jim had built from a kit.

After two or three seasons Betty then crewed for husband and former ELYC Commodore, David. They sailed a variety of boats together including Thames Estuary One Designs (TEOD) and Skuas until they eventually purchased a Hunter Europa named Topsy. The Hunter Europa was partly aimed at introducing Betty's son Bruce to sailing.

Betty was also heavily involved in running Championships and club racing, known for running races (OOD) singlehanded.

Sail on, Betty.

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