We understand that Alec Stone passed away in his sleep last Thursday, 9 February 2023. The UKWA offers their sincere condolences to his daughter Jane, family and friends at this sad time.
Alec was a real character and a good sailor being at the front of the Wayfarer and Solo classes even though he never learnt to swim. He was a wooden Wayfarer builder and built many class boats including Salcombe Yawls and Solo dinghies. He represented a developmental stage in the history of sailing and the building of the Wayfarer.
Alec was the first person to win the National Championship in a GRP boat, “Cornish Mustard” sail number W2888. The name of his boat and the yellow decks is an indication of the sense of humour he had.
Alec made a true contribution to the success of the Wayfarer class.