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13 December 2010, 09:42 am
Obituary: Richard Kempe (BER)
Richard Kempe
Richard Kempe (BER)


It is with great sadness ISAF reports that Richard Kempe (BER), a dedicated contributor to the sport of sailing has died aged 70 after battling cancer.
Dick will be remembered as a dedicated contributor to the sport of sailing. He became an International Judge in 1989 and one of the first International Umpires in 1991. He was Commodore of the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club from 1998/89.

Sailing was his passion from the moment he joined the Youth Sailing programme at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club in the 1950's to his final sailing days on board his beloved Katimavic - a classic C&C 40. No doubt many a sailor will have faced Dick in a protest hearing and remember his stern but fair personality and his keen sense of humour.

Dick will be particularly remembered by the International One Design Class and for his many years on the Jury panel for the Newport Bermuda Race and Key West.

He will be sadly missed by his family, many friends at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club and from the sailing fraternity around the world. A memorial service will be held in the new year. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the Kempe family.

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