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16 March 2012, 10:38 am
Obituary: Nick Burgin (GBR)
Nick Burgin
Nick Burgin in action at the St Moritz Match Race in 2010


It is with great sadness ISAF reports the death of International Umpire and Judge, Nick Burgin (GBR).
Nick was a very well regarded official, appointed an International Umpire in 2005 and an International Judge in 2006. His abilities were clear and he was soon officiating at the top level events around the world. His technical skill and passion for the racing rules was complimented by a very human and unflappable personality. As an umpire, Nick was always a trusted and reliable friend, he would never judge and always had a supportive word of advice. He will be missed, but his legacy will live on in all who he supported and guided to become better officials.

Nick had been suffering from cancer for some time and although he was in remission and able to return to officiating duties in the latter part of 2011 he sadly fell ill again as the cancer returned.

ISAF extends our sincere sympathy and condolences to Nick's wife, his family and friends.

ISAF (source: Sally Burnett)
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