Stella Murdoch, 86 has recently announced she is hanging up her lifejacket and retiring from sailing. She has been a fiercely competitive racer over many years and has turned out in all weathers – at times beating her much younger counterparts. She has regularly taken away various trophies at our annual prize giving event held in March each year.
Stella joined Otley Sailing Club in the late 1970’s and has served time on the committee as well as holding the office of Commodore between 2002-2004.
She has been an inspiration to anyone who knew her at the club and put a lot of the younger members to shame!
We would like to wish Stella all the very best and hope that we will still see her at our many social events throughout the year. She will certainly be sorely missed on the start line.