In Memoriam Gaston Schmalz

It is with sadness that we have to inform you that yesterday, our friend and honourary life member Gaston Schmalz passed away. For over 50 years he sailed his beloved 8-Metre France from the port of Cannes, usually around 11:00am you could see the graceful blue hull leave the port for a sail round the bay. His love for the sport and openness made him introduce more young sailors to the 8-Metre Class then any other man did in Europe. 

(Kirjoittanut Julia Ormio)

8mr 4.4.2008