Dear all Monotype-XV icesailing
Estonian yachting and iceboating have lost a friend of
sailing and iceboating, mentor in several technical issues and good teacher
Jyri was born in 1938 in Pärnu and started his all-life
sailing activities in 1953.
He was repeatedly in several classes the Estonian Champion
During 1969-1979 he won several prizes in iceboating for
Europeans, Soviet Union and Estonian Champs.
He was measurer of international level and highly estimated
sailmaker.For several decades he was the World Sailing Finn Class Chief
His contribution on nowadays Finn boats precise and
continuous measuring process results in maximum similarity of competing
He was the member of the Board of the Estonian Sailing Union
and of the Estonian Iceboating Union, in 2015 he was selected to the Hall of
Fame of Finn Class.
This year President of the Republic of Estonia awarded the
Order of the White Star V class to him.
During recent years he was supporting and assisting in
running Monotype XV competitons in Estonia and his technical advice was of
great help to Estonian Monotype-XV iceboaters.
Monotype –XV Estonia has lost a good friend and mentor,
helpful experienced iceboater and technical advisor.
Deepest condolences to the Family
Estonian Monotype-XV icesailors
June 13, 2019