Solent sailor Murlo Primrose passed away on 3rd September 2020, aged 83.
Primrose sailed for most of her life, starting when she arrived in Antigua in the late 1950s, aged only 25. She sailed back and forth across the Atlantic on numerous boats before finally settling back in the UK where she married Angus Primrose and became part of the Solent sailing scene. Primrose and her husband could be seen every year, in the 70s, moored up at the bottom of the gangway in Cowes, usually with a party on board Seal, which was the prototype of the Seal 22 which Angus Primrose designed.
After her husband’s death in 1980, Primrose continued sailing Seal, sometimes alone, across to Cowes and around the Solent, always returning to The Elephant Boatyard in Bursledon. Up until last year, she would frequently be seen sailing down the Hamble river on Seal.
Primrose’s family are going to take her for one last trip down the River Hamble on Seal, on the 29th September, and scatter her ashes doing what she loved most, surrounded by all her family and friends who’ll raise a glass to celebrate an amazing life.
Murlo Primrose, 12th December 1936 – 3rd September 2020