I have received several condolence messages from members and friends, which I shall pass on to Carol, of course. You might like to see these kind words, acknowledging Ian’s important contribution to our club –
“Dear Andrew, I am writing on behalf of Costa Blanca 41 Club, and ask you to pass on our message to Calpe 41.
We are very sorry to hear of the death of your fellow co- founder member Ian Ritchie and offer our sincere condolences to Carol and his family. Many of our long standing members have fond memories of Ian and the way he worked with you to establish Calpe 41.
Our best wishes to you all
Keith, Chair CB 41 Club.”
“Very sad news and such a rock for Calpe 41 Club. Chartering Calpe was such a pleasure and Ian was the man and the success of the club. The club of course will continue and so will Ian in our memories. Our best wishes to Carol and thank you Ian you simply just did it without any fuss. Ian Mackenzie” (the national president who chartered the club.
“Very sad news for your club in the passing of Ian. On behalf of our chairman Paul Taplin & all the members of the Algarve 41 club. I would like to express our sincere condolences to his wife Carol , family & Calpe club. With kind regards YICF, Geoffrey Hartnett, Vice Chairman, Algarve 41 Club”