AYC Loses 40-Year Member Bob Frazier

We’ll always remember Bob and daughter Maureen sailing at the front of the Catalina 22 fleet. Always good natured. Always fast. A great gentleman and AYC member for some 40 years.

Bob died in June at age 86. His memorial service will be July 6 at 10:30 a.m. at The Beatitudes Life Center Chapel. Maureen asks that you let her know if you plan to attend so they can plan.

The Arizona Republic obituary describes Bob’s very full life, rich with children, graduation from M.I.T., work at Motorola, sailing with Dave Shapiro and later with Maureen as crew.

Maureen writes, “No doubt he now sails again with Dave Shapiro and they are probably arguing tactics endlessly—just like the old days when I first began sailing with them on Class Action.”

Bob Frazier, recounting how he moved from the back of the pack to the front in the Thistle fleet. Bob was part of an AYC historic video.

Bob was one of seven longtime members who recalled the early days during a video we shot two years ago, describing how he first got into sailing and how (like all of us) he started at the back of the fleet during races, but then discovered better sails could make a big difference. Here’s a link to that video.