Posted April 11, 2014
Bob Billingham had one life, but he touched so many.
The accomplishments are one thing—Olympic medalist, trimmer on the 1992 America’s Cup winner, five-times a world champion in Solings, Etchells, J/24s and Maxis, facilities manager for America’s Cup 34, commentator for the racing—but those are things that can be represented by trophies on a shelf, or medals in a case. They don’t begin to tell you how much Bob gave of his wisdom and generous heart, every step of the way. Even as each step grew harder and harder.
On the tenth of May, at the St. Francis Yacht Club, from 1 pm to 4 pm, there will be a celebration of life honoring Bob Billingham.
The newly-named Billingham Buoy will be in the water, just beyond the window.
Bob will be missed, but few of the leaders of yachting will be missing from that room—Kimball
Contributions to the Buoy in Bob’s memory continue to be welcome at the St. Francis Sailing Foundation.
This article was syndicated from BLUE PLANET TIMES