Eric Bottomley RIP
“It is with Deep Sadness that we have to announce the passing of Eric Bottomley formerly of West Yorks FRS. Many of you will know Eric as one of our Stalwart Skippers representing West Yorkshire for many years in the Spinnaker class. Those that were at this years Challenge will recall that Phil Harney stepped in at short notice to Skipper Eric’s entry. Also on board was David Bottomley, Erics son representing him. The boat took the honours in both Spinnaker Class and the Passage Race back.David was on stage to receive the trophy from Tom Cunliffe. The photo shows David sharing the trophy with Eric at his bedside, shortly before his passing.
Our Thoughts are with Eric’s family and friends at this sad time. He will be sorely missed on the UKFSC event.”