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The Nut At the End of the Tiller

Paul Yeadon recounts his memories of Gavin. Gavin Barr’s son, Tim and I met at Reading University a mere 43 years ago where we became firm friends, sailing in various team racing events or regattas and getting into (and out of) numerous scrapes along the way. As a Lancashire Lad, a long way from home, Tim took me back to Charing in Kent and introduced me to Gavin, Caroline, Liz his sister and brother, Christopher.  You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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Gavin Barr Obit

I know Gavin as a fellow Wanderer sailor and member of Whitstable Yacht Club. I have also come to know dear Caroline, Tim, Elizabeth and Chris, other members of the Barr family and the hospitality of Gate Cottage in recent years.    A phone call to Gavin was invariably also a call with Caroline.  I think the phone was on loud speaker.  As we spoke the sound of Caroline’s laughter in the background encouraged more laughter among ourselves . . . this made Wanderer events all the happier.   Among many people who cannot be physically present with us, Chris and his family in Zambia will be participating on-line and also Gavin’s sister Elizabeth with her son Guy in Edinburgh and daughter Lucy in Athens. We have all been deeply saddened by Gavin’s passing.  You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member?

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Gavin Barr’s Funeral Arrangements

We have heard from Richard Maltby at Whitstable YC that Gavin’s funeral is scheduled for Wednesday January 20 at 1.45pm.  Gavin’s son, Tim, has invited us to attend the service virtually as follows; Service order for Gavin Barr Website: https://www.obitus.com/ Username: Zonu3229 Password: 481766 Webcast: Live Webcast & Watch Again Funeral Directors are Earl and Co. Albemarle Road, Willesborough,  Ashford, Kent TN24 0HL Telephone: 01233 620 522. Any floral arrangements should be sent to their attention. Donations in memory of Gavin for the Charing Methodist Church and the Church Mission Society may be sent as follows: Charing Methodist Church Sort code: 40-08-32 Account number: 30232181 Account name: Charing Methodist Church Church Mission Society Watlington Road, Oxford OX4 6BZ Registered Charity no. 1131655 Payments through this link. Please feel free to download Gavin Barr Order Of Service. I am pleased to report that Tim has asked Richard to present a eulogy relating to Gavin’s involvement with the

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Gavin Barr

Gavin’s family have announced his death coming three days before his 90th birthday which would have been today, January 5. He created and sustained the backbone of Wanderer sailing for more than 25 years.   His loss, and that of his family’s, will be deeply felt by our class association which he did so much to encourage and develop. A celebration of Gavin’s contribution to the fun and enjoyment of Wanderer sailing will appear in “The Wanderer” magazine in due course.

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Somerset In Devon

Family cruising in Salcombe Harbour and creeks By Leonie Johnson Leonie and Bea sailing in the Bag – Neil Delmas So welcome was our two week post-lockdown break in a cottage in Frogmore; a small village at the head of one of the longer creaks, or ‘ria’ to give it it’s proper name.  I rose to the Chair’s challenge and risked getting my iPhone out whilst onboard Somerset to film our adventures – boat number 1800, and the third Wanderer I’ve had the great privilege of sailing in Salcombe. You can watch the short video (my first!) edited using iMovie on the Wanderer Association’s Facebook page.  These are some of the adventures that didn’t quite make the cut….. You need to login to view the rest of the content. Please Login. Not a Member? Join Us

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