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IN MEMORIAM - Burges Green

posted Jul 8, 2013, 7:58 AM by Danielle Lawson   [ updated Jul 8, 2013, 8:07 AM ]
The Nantucket International One Design Fleet lost a longtime member and leader on July 2nd 2013 with the passing of Burges Green. 

Burges had been an active sailor his whole life, competing in many off-shore and inshore one design races.  He had represented the Nantucket IOD Fleet in numerous off- Island events over the past several years. 

On Nantucket he had been a very active member of the Nantucket International One Design Fleet Association serving on the Board of Directors from 2004 – 2013, and as Fleet Captain 2006 – 2010.  During his tenure as Fleet Captain, Burges did a stellar job in leading our fleet through its first hosting of  a World championship in 2007.  In 2009 Burges was presented the Dick Sykes Memorial Award in Recognition of his long-time service to our fleet. 

The fleet honored Burges this past Sunday by forming a single line of IODs that sailed to the Brant Point Lighthouse where each boat went head to wind in front of many of Burges’ friends ashore.  As they bore off each boat tossed flowers off the weather rail.  The final tribute was paid by the Juliett Team that Burges led for so many years.

Burges Green, the gentleman and competitor will be deeply missed by all.

Ian McNeice
Nantucket IOD Fleet Captain
July 8th 2013