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We mourn the passing of Hugh Elliot


'Hugh Elliot (USA)'    ISAF ©
With a great sadness, ISAF reports that Hugh Elliot (USA) passed away unexpectedly on 2 February. As a young adult, Hugh was an avid Laser sailor and also served as a Vice President in the North American Laser Class and on the International Laser Class World Council.

An auto accident in the early 90's nearly cost him is life, and did cost him his lower legs. As a double amputee, he turned his energy to Paralympic sailing in the Sonar, campaigning for the 2000 Paralympic Sailing Competition. After just missing selection, he became a member of the IFDS Technical Committee, later serving as Chairman and also served as Chairman of US Sailing's Sailors with Special Needs Committee.

In 2006 Hugh became and ISAF International Judge and served as a US Sailing Senior Judge for other 30 years. When not judging or sailing, he could usually be found on either on a race committee boat or his own boat, Allegro.

Born in England, he moved to the United States as a young adult and became a US citizen. He was an active member at Severn Sailing Association and Davis Island Yacht Club. Hugh was known for a great sense of humor, wry wit, open mind and avid intellect. A whole generation of judges and race officers in Annapolis, Maryland point to Hugh as a key mentor, teacher, and role model.

He will be remembered as a selfless person who always put the rules and Corinthian spirit well before any of his own special interests. He will be missed for his numerous contributions to the sailors and the sport.

ISAF expresses its sincere condolences to Elliot's family and friends in the sailing world.

ISAF Website


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