Eight Bells: Guy Jones
Published on January 2nd, 2022
Morris Guy Jones passed away on December 29, 2021 in Toronto surrounded by his family. He was 72 years of age.
As a part-owner of Bangalore (CAN-6) and owner of Ranja (SWE-7) and Yquem (SUI-6), Guy was a true 8mR enthusiast at Royal Canadian Yacht Club. In 2016, he donated Yquem to the Youngstown Yacht Club, which was the Club where he originally started sailing, for their Canada’s Cup campaign.
Guy and his wife Vaska were known to open their beautiful home in Toronto to visiting yachties, and their hospitality was outstanding, though their two cats Napoleon and Josephine were probably not so keen about the visitors.
Most will probably remember Guy for his brilliant sense of humor. Even under stress, Guy would always find a funny side. Guy played a key role in building bridges between the North American and European fleets. With his great diplomatic skills, Guy was able to find solutions that pleased the majority to move forward.
Guy was a very hard-working and humble person, who did not make a number of himself. As a member of the Executive Committee, he would scribble every word on his yellow legal pad, which no one else could read. In addition to eights, Guy was very passionate about the America’s Cup, and through his wife, he learned to enjoy Paris, which became a special place for them.
Deepest condolences to Vaska and Guy’s son Brendan and his family for their loss.