It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Jeff Martin on 11 January 2019 while on a ski holiday with family and friends.
Jeff acted as chairman of the World Sailing Classes Committee and sat on World Sailing’s Council for many years, and was a respected and valued committee member.
Jeff’s dedication to the sport of sailing was unparalleled, having served as the Executive Secretary of the International Laser Class Association for 40 years. He was a cornerstone of Laser events, having worked at every Laser Open World Championship except the first one in 1974 where he was a competitor.
Jeff’s dedication and contribution to the sport of sailing will live on in our memories. The loss of Jeff Martin will be keenly felt throughout the sailing world and our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends.