Martin Gibson

Martin Gibson

It is with sadness we report the death of Martin Gibson a long standing Lightning sailor and member of West Oxford Sailing Club.

Martin was just 62 and had been the sailing secretary at WOSC since 2001. He started sailing in the 1970’s when he joined Oxford S.C and sailed an OK. Following a spell in Switzerland, he came back and rejoined Oxford, but moved to WOSC shortly afterwards, sailing various boats; Scorpion, Supernova, Otters, Byte CII. He purchased LN92 some seven years ago, which is now Jenny’s boat and LN408 2 years ago.

Although not a regular member on the open circuit, he did race regularly at WOSC. The photo is of Martin sailing LN408, courtesy of Alan Lawrence at WOSC.

We will hold a collection for Sobel House, the hospice that supported Martin during his illness, at the Nationals in September.