His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Published 10:55 on 12 Apr 2021
We are deeply saddened to hear today 9th April 2021 about the death of His Royal Highness Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, who served as a member and Patron of the Island Sailing Club since 1948. His deep commitment to public service and legacy in so many arenas including Sailing will now be appreciated and felt even more keenly.
Prince Phillip has had a long association with the Island Sailing Club which we are exceptionally proud of. Prince Philip also kindly wrote the foreword for The Island Sailing Club history 1889 to 2014. His love of the sea never waned, competing regularly in Cowes Regatta. A keen yachtsman, the Duke became a friend of the boat designer and Cowes-native Uffa Fox, racing in Cowes Week in 1957 in the Dragon Bluebottle a wedding gift to both Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Phillip from the Island Sailing Club.
We felt incredibly privileged to be able to host The Queen and Prince Phillip at the Island Sailing Club, on the occasion of their Diamond Jubilee in 2012 during a visit to Cowes and will treasure those special memories fondly.
Our thoughts are with our patron, Her Majesty The Queen, and the wider Royal Family at this time. Duke At Cowes Link
I had the honour to represent the Island Sailing Club on Sunday last at a special service marking the death of His Late Royal Highness, The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at Holy Trinity Church, Cowes. Later in the afternoon, I attended the service at Newport Minster, for prayers and thanksgiving.
Last updated 10:59 on 12 April 2021