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Robin Allingham Aisher OBE | 1934-2023

by Royal Ocean Racing Club 30 Jun 2023 04:44 PDT
Robin Aisher steering Yeoman XXI © Alastair Black

Robin Aisher became a member of the Royal Ocean Racing Club in 1973 and was Commodore from 1985 to 1987. He was appointed OBE in the 1986 Birthday Honours.

Robin Aisher represented Great Britain at three Summer Olympic Games. In 1968 Robin won a bronze medal in the 5.5 Metre class together with Adrian Jardine and Paul Anderson.

The 1973 RORC Yacht of the Year was the Dick Carter designed Frigate, which was sailed by Tony Boyden and Robin Aisher. Frigate also won the Alan Paul Trophy and was third in the individual points for the 1973 Admiral's Cup. Robin carried on the tradition his father (Sir Owen Aisher - Admiral 1969-1975) started by calling his boats Yeoman.

Robin Aisher is one of the most successful sailors for the Admiral's Cup, winning on multiple occasions. In 1975, Robin Aisher's Yeoman XX, along with Ron Amey's Noryema X, and John Prentices' Battlecry, won the Admiral's Cup for Great Britain. Robin Aisher was awarded Yachtsman of the Year in 1975. In the 1977 Admiral's Cup, Great Britain retained the Trophy with a team of Jeremy Rogers' Moonshine, Robin Aisher's Yeoman XX, and Chris Dunning's Marionette. A third Admiral's Cup victory was achieved by Robin Aisher sailing Yeoman XXIII as Captain of the 1981 British team with Peter de Savray's Victory of Burnham, and Pam Saffrey Cooper's Dragon.

The Aisher family have requested privacy for Robin's wife Val, who is unwell, and for no flowers or cards to be sent to her home for the time being. There will be a private family funeral, details for the memorial service will be announced when known.

The Royal Ocean Racing Club offers our deepest condolences to the Aisher Family, with love and remembrance of Robin Aisher.

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