Eight Bells: Bob Robinson

Published on May 31st, 2016

Image-157106_233608Robert J. Robinson sailed across the final finish line on Thursday, May 26th in Buffalo, NY at the age of 79 years.

A life-long sailor, Bob was always the type to be a quiet guiding force behind the scenes. During a time when Buffalo Canoe Club (Ridgeway, Ontario) had started to drift away from its sailing and racing roots, Bob kept a firm hand on the helm, coming back to the Board after his term of Commodore to serve as Fleet Captain for several years so as to insure that racing, notably one-design, was the focal point of the club.

Over the past 20 years, Bob has been serving as the club’s lead Race Officer, particularly involved with the Lightning Class. Bob’s son, Kevin Robinson, is the current BCC Commodore.

Bob’s vision and leadership will be missed. There will be a Memorial Gathering to celebrate Bob’s life on Saturday, June 11, 2016. Details.

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