Passing away of David Sutherland

It was with great sadness that we learned our friend and fellow club member David Sutherland passed away this week.

David was one of our founding members, our first secretary and his talents as an administrator ensured that Troon Coastal Rowing Club got off to the best possible start.

Whilst designing our membership form and compiling the club manual his enduring legacy was in the creation of our club logo and skiff figurehead.

From the first days when we were just a small group of people building a skiff, David was at the heart of the team, always willing to turn his hand to whatever job needed done, from building a rolling frame for the boat to painting on a gold inlay.

After stepping back from his role as Secretary, David became a regular feature at the slipway, cheering us on at regattas and even finding time to write his own entertaining take on the world of coastal rowing!

Troon Coastal Rowing Club was one of David’s passions, and the Club owes him a great debt of gratitude.

Thank you David.

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