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Guard of Honour at Sutton Dinghy Club This Friday for Late Youth Sailor Ethan Banks

5th October 2022
Ethan Banks
Ethan Banks (18) died on Saturday 1 October from a “rare and aggressive” form of meningitis

There will be a Guard of Honour of sailors and families and friends of sailors at the gate of Sutton Dinghy Club just before 1pm this Friday 7 October for the funeral procession for Ethan Banks.

The 18-year-old, who crewed with Alan Carr on his IDRA 14/38 Starfish, died at the weekend from a “rare and aggressive” form of meningitis.

Carr described Banks as “on fire with enthusiasm, fun, and joie de vivre. A great sailor. Great craic. And a true gentleman. Ethan was a bright light. Taken before his time. We all miss him.”

The funeral is at 11am on Friday in St Mary’s Church of Ireland (by Howth Castle) and will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend the service in person.

Family flowers only; donations, if so desired, to the Ethan Banks Young Sailor Development Fund. Condolences can be added HERE.

Published in Youth Sailing Team

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