posted on January 26, 2015
Staveley Roberts,past president of BIFFA and well known yachtsman has died. You can read his obituary in the Herald clicking here
Stavely Roberts served as president for the period 1969-1973 and was a regular attendee at open meetings and championships around the country, winning the Skelly Trophy, later to become the Scottish Championship in 1967 sailing his Flying Fifteen 311 Ffluent with his wife. He also sailed with his brother Arnold and they are remembered as a formidable team on the championship circuit, his ethos being fair play and strong competition.
These qualities were to serve the class well and we are informed that he helped the negotiations that ultimately saved the class from our designers wishes to revert to the original rules. As noted in the full obituary he served as an International Judge and he presided over the 1988 Flying Fifteen Worlds in Lowestoft. He was awarded an MBE in the Queens New Years Honors list for services to sailing and was an Honorary member of the association, the Mudhook & Royal Gourock Yacht Clubs. He is survived by his wife, son Leigh, daughter in law Veronica, grandchildren Jason & Jamie, and great granddaughter Samantha. A private funeral was held on the 19th of January and a memorial service will be held at Rhu on a date to be announced at the end of March or beginning of April. Those wishing to remember and celebrate OSS Roberts life may chose to make a donation in memory of Stavely to the families nominated charity the RNLI. Click Here