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May 7th

Lionel's funeral will be on Friday the 24th May at 10:30 at St Augustine of Hippo Church, St Austell followed by a private family committal.

It has been asked that instead of flowers people can donate to the RNLI and/or MacMillan Cancer Support.




April 28th

yardl It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Lionel Rigby this morning - 28th of April. Porthpean sailing club has lost a great member and friend who has over the many years done a great deal for the club, I know we will all miss him dearly.

I will update you when I hear more, my thoughts are with Sue, Sarah and Neil as I am sure yours are as well.

Paddy



March 24th

First day out!, it was a bit windier than people thought. Just the one race, but at least the season is on its way.

Many thanks to Liz for the pictures :)


March 23rd

Hello to all at PSC. This Sunday sees the start of another sailing season. Unfortunately I won't be there on the start line and I know that I will certainly miss that plus all the races that will come thick and fast in a few weeks time when the Wednesday racing starts.

I will be watching when I can from the web cam though making out some of the boats may be bit difficult. I am more or less housebound at the moment as I am on oxygen to try and give me enough air to move around. I am trying to get a blue badge and then hopefully I will be able to do some driving again and then be able to visit the Club and see the new decking, plus if it is a Wednesday night have one or two of Jenny's bacon butties.

I would also like to thank you all, for the lovely bouquet of flowers that Paddy brought round for Sue, plus he brought a lovely card made from one of Jenny Kendall's wonderful paintings signed by many of you. Paddy intimated that I had been made an honorary life member which is a very nice honour to have and I look forward to seeing my name up there with Colin's.


Lionel Rigby


March 1st

My dear sailors and friends at PSC.

I know that some of you know that I have been quite poorly since Christmas. After several tests the results finally came back last Friday to tell me that I was suffering from an industrial related asbestos lung cancer.

Unfortunately there is no cure and very little treatment available. I am operating on one lung only and so get very breathless, and have been fitted with an oxygen supply so at the moment I am housebound. I am open to visitors but please ring first to make sure that I am available.

So there you are, the end of my sailing career. I have sold the boat to Paddy and Sarah so you should see her on the water if not me. I must say that I have many happy races over the years, as my trophy cabinet can show!!

Good luck to you sailors and I look forward to seeing you on the webcam.

Lionel Rigby

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