Bob Neff, FSSA Chief Measurer 1991-2018, has passed away
There is sad news in the Flying Scot community thiis week. Bob Neff, our Chief Measurer from 1991 to 2018 passed away on Octover 1, 2019, at age 79.Bob leaves behind his wife Mary Ellen, daughter Lorie, sons Daniel and David, and six grandchildren.
Bob was dedicated to the sport of sailing for many years, and joined the Flying Scot family in 1979 when he and his wife Mary Ellen purchased their first Flying Scot to sail with their family. Bob's family opened a marina for Flying Scots on the Chesapeake Bay in 1987 that is now owned by his son David.
Then in 1991 Bob began his 27 year stint as Flying Scot Chief Measurer, ensuring the class measurement rules were kept fair for all competitors. This has kept our boat value high and our older boats competitive with newer boats!
He is described by many as a pillar and stalwart of the Flying Scot Class, Bob's cintribution to the class is immeasurable and he will be sorely missed by all or us.
You can read his online obituary here.