Eight Bells: Richard Bartlett

Richard C. “Dick C.” Bartlett, Jr. of Severna Park, MD, passed away on October 11 at the remarkable age of 100.

A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War, Dick C. pursued his love of sailing and dinghy racing in such fitting ports of call as Annapolis along with California towns of Coronado, Long Beach, and Seal Beach where, among many others, he was stationed during his 25 years in the Navy.

While in Coronado, Dick C. purchased his first Snipe and helped establish Snipe Fleet 573 at the Coronado Yacht Club. During his final posting in Annapolis (1965), he became active in Snipe Fleet 532 at the Severn Sailing Association.

In 1971, when the Snipe was the largest one-design class in the country, Dick C. was principal race officer for the Snipe Nationals hosted that year by SSA. At the time he was also the club’s commodore after serving as vice commodore in 1968. In 1973 he became president of the Chesapeake Bay Yacht Racing Association…

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