Sad news..John Oakley

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dronskiuk
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Sad news..John Oakley

Post by dronskiuk » Tue Dec 20, 2016 11:49 am

Saddened to hear that John Oakley ...multiple dinghy world and national championship winner and Olympic representative has died. Was a bit of a local hero to many young lads sailing dinghies on the Hamble in the sixties and later. Really kind to me and other youngsters - my condolences to his family and friends.

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Re: Sad news..John Oakley

Post by PeterV » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:26 pm

Likewise. Mike Fitzpatrick (who persuaded me to buy my first Finn at 16) sailed a Soling campaign with him. I remember them at Weymouth Olympic week when they just lost out on the Olympic place, but won the 'tap dancing on the foredeck' competition!
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Re: Sad news..John Oakley

Post by Rupert » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:16 pm

I can't see anything else on line about this? Very sad indeed. Elvstrom not getting it all his own way at PGYC.
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