Old-salt New York sailor remembered

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The online sailing website Sailing Scuttlebutt published a remembrance by Bruce Kirby, designer of the Laser sailing dinghy, of longtime New York sailing icon, Henry “Hank” Strauss.

“Racing and cruising sailor, adventurer, musician, artist, World War II superhero, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather – Hank Strauss had it all and did it all in his 98.75 years and when he died of lymphoma Saturday evening he left a host of friends and disciples who will find a gap in their lives that no one else can fill,” reads Kirby’s celebration of his friend’s life.

Click here for the long, but satisfying ode to a sailor.