Eight Bells: William Claypool

Published on February 24th, 2014

William Claypool, Past President and founding member of the Flying Scot Sailing Association (FSSA), passed away on February 19, 2014 at the age of 93. He was instrumental in the early days of the FSSA, helping to make the class what it is today.

In addition to his Flying Scot involvement, William was Vice-Commodore of the Milwaukee Yacht Club, a member of the Ephraim Yacht Club, the Cowen Lake Sailing Association, and the Tacoma Yacht Club.

After retirement from a career as a pharmacist and hospital administrator, he worked as a yacht broker, cruised Puget Sound and the Canadian waters in his S-2 sloop, enjoying travel with his wife.

His daughters, Nancy and Carol, are both very active in Flying Scot sailing and are known far and wide in the Flying Scot community. A memorial service will be held in early March for the immediate family. Additional details.

The family is asking for donations to the Flying Scot Foundation in his name. If you care to donate, please send a check, noting it is in William’s memory, to: Flying Scot Foundation, One Windsor Cove, Suite 305, Columbia, SC, 29223.

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