It is with great sadness that yesterday we learnt that our Vice President, John Torrance, passed away. It was unexpected and our hearts and thoughts go out to his wife Julie and sons Jason and Alex.
John was a Life Member of the Burnham on Crouch Sailing Club, served as Commodore and in 2009, as a mark of respect for his services and dedication to the Club, elected Vice President.
John has sailed at and represented the BSC since he was a “chatty young lad of 8 or 9″ crewing a 16 footer. Later on he was very instrumental in establishing the BSC’s junior section. He was highly respected as a sailor in both dinghies and keelboats, as a race officer, and for his contribution to the Joint Clubs Committee and Burnham Week. He will be sorely missed by all his friends at the BSC and the River Crouch sailing community.