America's Cup icon dies

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MARCH 31 — Sailboat racer and author Edward du Moulin, of Sands Point, N.Y., died March 29 after a battle with leukemia. He was 91.

Elected to the America’s Cup Hall of Fame for his management of numerous America’s Cup campaigns in the 1970s and 1980s, du Moulin worked largely with sailors Fritz and Lucy Jewett, Malin and Roberta Burnham, and Dennis Conner, a news report says. Du Moulin wrote “The America’s Cup and Me” (Herreshoff Marine Museum Press, 2001). Proceeds from the book benefited the HerreshoffMarineMuseum.

Du Moulin was a member of the Knickerbocker and New York yacht clubs, and of the Storm Trysail Club, the report says. He also served in the Coast Guard during World War II. Despite his illness, du Moulin reportedly sailed his 42-foot cutter, LadyDel, nearly every day last summer.

A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, April 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Knickerbocker Yacht Club, according to du Moulin’s obituary. He is survived by his son, Richard; his sister, Julia; his brother, Charles; seven grandchildren and a number of nieces and nephews. Du Moulin was predeceased by his wife, Eleanor, and his daughter, Cathy.

— Jason Fell