IMG_0618 A LOCAL sailor’s family and friends have remembered him with a generous donation of £875 to Tynemouth RNLI lifeboat station.

Len Harris had the sea in his blood and had been sailing, fishing and surfing from a young age.  Until a week before he passed away he was still swimming a mile a day in under 20 minutes every day.

Len recently retired from Siemens Power Generation and was looking forward to so many new projects and adventures.

He leaves two daughters, Katy and Lucy and also 15-week old granddaughter Mia. Rosie, his border terrier, was a boat dog almost from birth.

Len bought his yacht, the Captain Carlsen, in 2008 and berthed her at at St Peters Marina where she still lies.

IMG_0595Len’s widow Sally said: ‘We sailed through Tynemouth piers as a family on so many occasions which is why it is fitting that the donation goes directly to Tynemouth RNLI. The RNLI was the only cause Len contributed to.

‘His marina friends and family will miss him greatly, particularly Richard.

‘Len had many friends & colleagues at Siemens who respected him and then supported us.  Carl Hopper & Geoff Barnes protected us as a family after his passing and we cannot thank them and his Siemens friends enough for their support and donation generosity.’

Sally added a farewell message from his family and friends: ‘So cross the bar safely Mr Harris. Fair winds and safe sailing up there.’

 

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