Eight Bells: Jeff Trask
Published on January 3rd, 2018
The California sailing community lost a significant contributor far too early when Jeff Trask passed away following a two year battle with cancer on December 28, 2017 in Tustin, CA. He was 58 years.
Jeff grew up in the Northern California Bay Area, and alongside his legendary father, Don Trask, was instrumental as builders and brokers in expanding the J Boat brand, helping countless sailors get the most out of their boats. After many Pacific Ocean adventures, he found his way from the boat cockpit to the cockpit of a race car and it was there that he began a lifelong passion of driving way too fast.
Following 30 years in the boat business and a professional racing career that spanned almost 20 years, he shifted his focus full time to the Porsche community. The solid foundation of a unique and quirky group of car enthusiasts allowed him to lead a fulfilling career that kept him in close contact with his dearest friends and favorite cars, vintage Porsches.
Whether it was at home with his family or among rows of classic cars, Jeff’s witty humor and warmth permeated through everyone present. He passed away in the presence of his loving wife, Tracy, and three sons; Andrew, Jonathan and Christian. He is survived by his father Don and two sisters, Katie Worthington and Jillian Mack.