Eight Bells: Brad White

Bradford J. White, 64, of Essex, passed away from cancer October 15, 2022 at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. He was the beloved husband of Janet (Perkins) White. Born in Boston, he was the son of William B. White and the late Jane (Jackson) White.

Brad was raised in Cohasset and graduated from Boston University in 1980 where was a member of the sailing team. He was the team captain during 1979 and 1980, MVP, and Collegiate All American. After college he continued to sail and maintain friendships with his teammates for the following 42 years.

Brad’s racing victories included the 110 National Championship, six Interclub Dinghy Nationals, the Mallory Cup and the US Men’s Sailing Championship. He had a variety of racing experience from local New England PHRF races to regattas on the West Coast, Europe, and offshore. Notably Block Island Race Week, Newport Bermuda Race, Marblehead Halifax Race, Kenwood Cup, Chicago Mackinac Race, Key West Race Week, and Big Boat series.

He worked in the sailmaking industry since 1983 and helped found and then worked at North Sails Salem for over 27 years. He was known for his informative and entertaining talks that he gave at local yacht clubs. In 2000, when his children came of age, he helped establish the Essex Bay Sailing Club…

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