Eight Bells: Shelley Blythe Vaughan

Published on September 23rd, 2023

Shelley Blythe Vaughan, passed away September 17, 2023, in GranVille Ferry, Nova Scotia. She was 73. She was born on June 15th, 1950 in London, Ontario.

She was a Canadian National Race Officer and a Canadian Regional Judge. Before moving to Nova Scotia, she lived in Hamilton, Ontario and was a member of the Royal Hamilton Yacht Club for many years. She was in charge of their Race committee, learning from Bill Cheek. She judged both in Canada and the USA.

She was the Co-PRO for the Star North Americans held at the Davis Island Yacht Club in Tampa, FL. She was a race officer and judge for many years at CORK in Kingston, Ontario. She judged many years at Charleston Race Week and the Melges 32 Worlds in Miami and Laser Midwinters East in Clearwater.

After moving to Nova Scotia, she became involved in many environmental concerns. She passed away peacefully in the hospital at a too young an age due to liver failure.

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