Eight Bells: Douglas Keary

Doug Keary


Feb 16, 2021

The Canadian Sailing Community lost one of the good guys today . Doug Keary was one of those mean who gave back, gave back to his community, and gave back to the sport of sailing.  Stories abound about how he influenced many and continued to give .  

An accomplished Racing sailor Doug won numerous sailing Championships including the prestigious Snipe Canadians . He was recently recognized too by Ontario Sailing with its Legends award and his support and vision in establishing of the Lake Couchiching facility laid the foundation for many successful sailing careers for Canada. Doug was also responsible for running numerous events and was part of the Paul Henderson team that encouraged Hans Fogh to come to Canada. 

As reported today “ When Montreal got the 1976 Olympic Games Doug was very instrumental in helping to design the Kingston Olympic Harbour and getting the government funding for that project. He was also an original founding member of CORK (Canadian Olympic Regatta Kingston) and Director of the 1983 America’s Cup Challenger Canada 1.”

Doug KearyWe remember Doug Keary as a great guy to talk with. He would listen , encourage and always true to his career build a path forward.

Read more in  his formal Obituary https://necrocanada.com/deces-2021/george-doug-keary-2021/

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