Yesterday we received the extremely sad news that our devoted member, committee member and lifelong sailing enthusiast Raymond Beattie had suddenly passed away.
Raymond was a loving husband and father, friend to many, gentleman and supporter to young and old across the sailing community. His character and smile was infectious and his love for Killyleagh Yacht Club will be forever remembered by all.
The Commodore, committee, and members of Killyleagh Yacht Club wish to extend our heartfelt condolences to Kate, Paul and the entire family and friends circle at this extremely challenging time.
As a mark of deep respect our club racing tonight has been cancelled and there has been a call for any yachts competing in the South Rock race this Saturday to raise a flag below their class flag as a mark of respect and gratitude for his involvement in our community.