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Dear Members and Friends,

We are saddened to announce that Walter Lionel Jorgensen (93) passed away peacefully at sunset on 18th August 2018 surrounded by his wife and three children.

Many SoPYC members will recall Wal tethered to the backstay of 'Naughty Black Shorts' still enjoying a race and barking orders at the crew. Walter was a member of SoPYC for over 50 years, he sailed his last competitive race at Geographe Bay Race Week in 2016 - aged 90.

His joy of sailing is continued by his daughter April Jorgensen and son-in-law Jayson Oates. Some of you would have seen April sailing 'Murphy's Law' at yesterday's Frostbite race. 'Murphy's Law' is a Whiting 30 and was Walter's pride and joy. Walter launched 'Murphy's Law' in 1979 and sailing her during his best sailing years. April's crew (and a few extras) sailed her down from Hillary's to sail the commemorative race at SoPYC in Walter's honour.

On behalf of the SoPYC Flag Officers, members and staff we would like to express our condolences to the Jorgensen family.

Funeral arrangements to be announced separately.
Dad Sailing
South of Perth Yacht Club