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W.M. Sandy McPherson

May 7, 1922 - June 27, 1997

     Sandy McPherson lived only ten feet from the water on the west shore of Picton Bay, where his bluenose 'Indigo' used to be moored right outside the living room windows of 'Left Bank'.

     A sailor all his life, Sandy started by rigging one of his mother's sheets as a square sail on a rowboat. He served as an officer in the Royal Canadian Navy during World War II and was a founder of the Royal Canadian Naval Sailing Association, youth sailing in Western Ontario and the famous C.O.R.K. regatta in Kingston.

     Sandy raced actively in Interlakes, International 14's, Y-Flyers and his Alberg 30 'Tertius'. He was the first full time Executive Director of the Canadian Yachting Association and received the Confederation Medal in 1967. He is the author of "The Sailor's Words" published in 1983. A past member of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club he latterly flew the burgee of the Kingston Yacht Club.

 

Revised: 31 March 2000