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Reggie Lee

30th June 2014
Reggie Lee
The "slightly converted" Six Metre Ancora aboard which Reggie Lee (seated on cabin) sailed round Ireland in 1955

Reggie Lee, one of the most enthusiastic and active members of the Dublin Bay sailing scene and a longtime member of the Royal St George YC, has passed away to the regret of his many friends and shipmates. Our thoughts are with his family, many of whom shared his enthusiasm for boats. An engaging and entertaining character, Reggie was a welcome crewmember on a wide variety of boats in a remarkable sailing career which spanned more than six decades, and his sailing was enthusiastically pursued both inshore and offshore.

The first of many significant achievements came in 1955 when he crewed with Dr Rory O'Hanlon on a round Ireland voyage with Ancora, a "slightly converted" Six Metre. By 1961, he'd become a member of the Irish Cruising Club, and he continued to crew offshore on O'Hanlon boats, logging a Transatlantic voyage in the 12-tonner Tjaldur. He also was a crew member with Patrick Jameson, and in his latter years he sailed frequently aboard the Sigma 38 Changeling which Patrick & Kieran Jameson, father and son, campaigned together.

Reggie Lee's later years were much enhanced by his pride in the sailing achievements of his son Adrian, who has campaigned the Cookson 50 Lee Overlay Partners with outstanding international success, winning overall in the inaugural RORC Caribbean 600 Race in 2009, and most recently last November, winning overall and taking line honours in the Dubai-Muscat Race.

Funeral arrangements are here


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The Royal St George Yacht Club was founded in Dun Laoghaire (then Kingstown) Harbour in 1838 by a small number of like-minded individuals who liked to go rowing and sailing together. The club gradually gathered pace and has become, with the passage of time and the unstinting efforts of its Flag Officers, committees and members, a world-class yacht club.

Today, the ‘George’, as it is known by everyone, maybe one of the world’s oldest sailing clubs, but it has a very contemporary friendly outlook that is in touch with the demands of today and offers world-class facilities for all forms of water sports including:

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