The Flag Officers and General Committee would like to offer their sympathies on behalf of the club members to the family of member John Leonard who died this week.
John sailed in Howth from about 1981 to 2010, he was still a HYC member. His 1st boat Birgitz (a Beneteau first-25) competed in the cruiser III class out of HYC for 20 years and he then kept it in Schull to race in Calves week when he bought his new boat. His 2nd boat The Dawn Treader (a Beneteau first-26) raced out of HYC in cruiser III for about 10years. John Leonard and the late Liam (Bill) Gallagher sailed together for over 30 years in HYC. From April to November every year they sailed in HYC club races and every regatta that was on in the North County Dublin yacht clubs & in all the Dublin Bay Yacht Clubs.
Leonard, John - 22nd June 2019 (late of Blackrock and formerly of Bridge House, Newcastle West) (Peacefully) in Blackrock Hospice, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his sisters Pamela and Barbara, brother Michael, sister in law Helen, nieces, nephew, grandnieces, grandnephews, extended family and friends.
May he rest in peace.
Reposing at Massey Bros., Funeral Home, 5 Newtown Park, Off Newtown Park Avenue, Blackrock, Sunday from 5 o’c to 7 o’c. Funeral arriving to the Church of the Assumption, Booterstown, Monday at 10.50 o’c for 11 o’c requiem Mass. Burial thereafter in Kilternan Cemetery Park. Donations if desired, to Blackrock Hospice.