Roy Woolsey (July 23, 1917 - August 28, 2007)

On August 28, just one week after competing in the 2007 Lido 14 Class Championships, Roy Woolsey passed away.

In 1958, Roy Woolsey and his son Roy Jr. raced in the very first Lido 14 Championships.  They also raced together in the recently held Golden Anniversary Championships, showing all of us that Lido 14 sailing and racing is a life long pursuit.  Roy lead an exemplary life, serving as our role model on how to live, love, and pursue happiness.  He will be sorely missed.

The Log article on Roy Woolsey

OC Register article on Roy Woolsey

Scuttlebutt article on Roy Woolsey

(L-R)  Roy Woolsey and crew David Shockley waving at the 2007 Class Championships, Roy at the podium at the Championships, Roy Sr. and Roy Jr. at the Class Championships, Roy receiving an award from Championships Regatta Chair Bob Yates, Roy shaking hands with Christophe Killian, the youngest skipper at the 2007 Championships.