Eight Bells: Dick Loomis

Eight Bells: Dick Loomis Image

by Vince Casalaina

Dick had a long history with the Snipe Class. He started sailing Snipes more than 40 years ago. He was Fleet Captain, District Governor, Chair of a North American’s held at Richmond, volunteer on countless projects and of course a winner of Fleet 12’s Bird Brain Award.

I had the opportunity last month to see and talk with Dick on a sunny afternoon at Richmond Yacht Club. Even though he was clearly not well, we still talked about sailing together in the RYC beer can races this year. I miss him.

A lovely video about Dick Loomis by Vince Casalaina and Luther Greene:




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