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Johnny Wedick RIP

21st November 2023
The late Johnny Wedick, a leading figure in Poolbeg Y&BC, and the Old Gaffers Association
The late Johnny Wedick, a leading figure in Poolbeg Y&BC, and the Old Gaffers Association

We regret to record the death of Johnny Wedick, a stalwart of the Dubin Bay Old Gaffers Association (DBOGA) since its foundation.

He held the offices of President DBOGA, and Honorary Secretary, serving on the committee for many years. He was also a former Commodore and Secretary of Poolbeg Yacht and Boat Club, for which he also worked voluntarily with his tireless enthusiasm.

His great qualities included inspiring enthusiasm, energy, wisdom and consideration, and they will be sorely missed.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Johnny's children, grandchildren, siblings, wider family and his extensive circle of friends at this time.

A full appreciation will appear in due course.

Funeral details are here

WM Nixon

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William M Nixon has been writing about sailing in Ireland for many years in print and online, and his work has appeared internationally in magazines and books. His own experience ranges from club sailing to international offshore events, and he has cruised extensively under sail, often in his own boats which have ranged in size from an 11ft dinghy to a 35ft cruiser-racer. He has also been involved in the administration of several sailing organisations.

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