Clive Cherry

Long standing sailing member Clive Cherry unexpectedly passed away on Friday.  This followed post-operative complications arising from surgery to deal with confirmed bowel cancer.  

His co-owner and long time friend and sailing companion Daryl Mylroie writes:

Clive and I have sailed together for over 35 years racing all the time on the Crouch.  We have  jointly owned “Eclipse” (Maxi 1000) for the last twenty years and prior to that “Quasar” (a Feeling 286).  Prior to the Feeling, Clive and I raced “Andantino” a Hunter Sonata.  Clive never missed a Wednesday evening race from the Burnham Sailing Club line and always competed in Burnham Week, sailing every day of Burnham Week for the last 40 years.  I know it always frustrated Clive not to have a faster yacht, though he nonetheless managed to squeeze the very best out of our Maxi 1000 and we enjoyed many sails together covering some great distances too.  

At this early time there are as yet no details of when his funeral might be, but it is likely to be held at Southend Crematorium.  As soon as I know more I shall pass details on to those who might be interested in attending to pay their respects. 

3 thoughts on “Clive Cherry”

  1. Daryl.
    I am very saddened to hear of Clive’s sudden passing.
    Our friendly rivalry on Wednesday evenings has always been great fun.
    Please pass my condolences on to his family.

    Kind regards


  2. Thanks for the kind words.
    Myself and the crew of Eclipse will miss Clive enormously.
    Clive’s funeral is to be held on 11th December, 12 noon at Leigh Methodist Church, Sutherland Boulevard, Leigh on Sea. Everyone is invited to the wake which is scheduled from 1.00pm at The Cliffs Pavilion, Westcliff, overlooking the Estuary.

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