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