It was with great sadness that we received the news that Terry White MBE had passed away last Sunday, Sept 20th 2015.
Terry was a founding member of the National School Sailing Association, its Treasurer for over 25 years and a Vice President. He was very much the an old school "gentleman" A headmaster in Northampton he was very much involved with School Sailing on Pitsford Reservoir. This was the site of some of the first NSSA Regattas. He made one of the trophies (bowl, made from bog oak) and was responsible for turning the tea urn which Capt Mount-Haes gave him one day (from the back of his Bentley), into the trophy we all know as the Mount Haes Trophy.
Through the 1970's and much of the 80's Terry was Mr NSSA. He would quietly point out how involved the NSSA had been in the early days of the proficiency scheme, with much of the funding for the first National Coach in 1969 coming from the then Department of Education and Science. No doubt, in no small measure, due to his contacts and influence.
He retired to Norfolk in the late 1980's but continued to support the NSSA. He will be sadly missed.