Eight Bells: Paul Risseeuw

Published on December 1st, 2015

2015-12-01_14-49-18Paul Risseeuw, one of the best junior sailing champions in the USA, passed away of congestive heart failure at 72 years of age in Ivoryton, Connecticut (June 23, 1943 – November 27, 2015).

Paul was a 1965 graduate of Webb Institute and received his Masters from the University of Michigan in Marine Engineering. He worked for Electric Boat for 45 years in many different Managerial Positions.

Upon retirement he became Director of Pettipaug Jr. Sailing Academy in Essex, CT. In addition he served as Commodore for Pettipaug Yacht Club (1979-80) after which he remained on the Board of Governors until his passing. WindCheck magazine featured Paul in this interview published in 2011.

Risseeuw was loving husband of Mary Risseeuw and devoted father of Reynolds Risseeuw. A memorial service will be held at Pettipaug Yacht Club on Saturday December 5, 2015 at 11 AM. Contributions in Paul’s name can be made to Webb Institute, 298 Crescent Beach Rd, Glen Cove, NY 11542 (www.webb-institute.edu) or Pettipaug Yacht Club, P.O. Box 372, Essex, CT 06426.

To leave a memory of Paul, click here.

Source: WindCheck magazine

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