Via our friends at the CIBC
Thanks for sending this in, Don:
Stu Nelson, 88, died last night in Laconia, NH. He was one of the most energetic and knowledgeable of our skippers. He knew how to set up a nearly perfect boat and handle it by feel. His knowledge of the history of our group will be missed and I hope I remember half of what he told me over the years. Some of my best days iceboating were spent with Stu….the days that were gifts that keep on giving.
As you may know he was sailing coach at MIT for many years and has a collegiate regatta named for him (it was run 2 weeks ago). There will be a service in a few weeks. I will pass on details as I get them. I told Stu many times, he will always have a seat in my iceboat.
Fair winds my friend,
Please share any memories you have in the comments below. I will compile and publish at a later date. Also, please send pictures to John@neiya.org.
NEIYA Vice Commodore