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Ex-RBYC Commodore Kempe dies

Former Royal Bermuda Yacht Club (RBYC) Commodore Dick Kempe died on Monday after four months battling cancer.

Kempe became an international judge in 1989 and one of the first international umpires in 1991.

Tim Patton, president of the Bermuda Sailing Association (BSA) said: “Dick was in love with the sport of sailing.

“He and I had a long and sometimes tempestuous relationship, me on the racing side and he on adjudication side. But despite that we remained the very best of friends.

“I know from my experiences at the world championships that Dick was very highly thought of who applied the very fairest judgment to the sport.”

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Published December 09, 2010 at 1:00 am (Updated December 10, 2010 at 11:30 pm)

Ex-RBYC Commodore Kempe dies

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