Scuttlebutt Article – Eight Bells: HKH Prince Hendrik

As some members may have noticed, the Danish flag and the Kongelig Dansk Yacht Club flags have both been lowered to half mast on Tuesday the 13th February 2018.

The reason being

His Royal Highness Prince Henrik passed away on February 13, 2018 at the age of 83, at Fredensborg Castle, surrounded by the royal family.

The sport of sailing lost a respected ambassador and committed pioneer, who, with his presence, his interest and passion for nature, the boat and the water, brought the pleasure of sailing life far beyond the sailing communities own reach.

Just the encounter with nature, the experience and the freedom of the water, combined with the excitement, concentration and tactics in a race, was appealing to the Prince, who over the years participated in a multitude of racing at national and international level. In the sport, the Prince could also enjoy the comradeship before and after the sailing, which he always emphasized as one of the very valuable aspects of sailing.

 

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