GBR-416 Alan Jackson - Funeral

Dear LWA sailors,

Alan Jackson – GBR 416 – passed away on Sunday 13th December. As you probably know he had been ill for some time and has not been windsurfing for over two years. Despite not being able to take part in his favourite sport he remained the cheerful, friendly person he had always been. Alan was a stalwart member of the Raceboard fleet, a good friend to many of us and a Committee member of the LWA for many years.

Alan had been in hospital for the past few weeks due to a very weakened constitution and unfortunately developed pneumonia which proved too much.

Our sincere condolences go to Alan’s wife, Sandra, and children, Natalie and Andrew.

Alan will be sadly missed by us all.

Messages of condolence should be sent to and we will pass them on to Sandra.

The funeral will be on Wednesday 23rd December, at 3.15pm and livestreamed, all physical attendance has been reserved for close friends and family. Please see the login details in the .pdf order of service.

Your LWA Committee

Alan Jackson - Order of Service
PDF • 267KB

A prayer for fallen sailors:

The Ship

What is dying I am standing on the seashore, a ship sails in the morning breeze and starts for the ocean. She is an object of beauty and I stand watching her till at last she fades on the horizon and someone at my side says: "She is gone." Gone! Where Gone from my sight that is all. She is just as large in the masts, hull and spars as she was when I saw her, and just as able to bear her load of living freight to its destination. The diminished size and total loss of sight is in me, not in her, and just at the moment when someone at my side says, "She is gone" there are others who are watching her coming, and other voices take up a glad shout: "There she comes!" and that is dying.

Bishop Brent

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