In Memoriam. Trevor Wilkins

by Richard Crockett

I am honoured to be able to call Trevor a friend, particularly as our friendship was a long distance one as we lived on opposite sides of the country. Instead of meeting regularly in person, we would spend an inordinate amount of time on the phone chatting about all manner of subjects – especially the sport of sailing for which we both have a massive passion.

Not just a kind man, but a very generous man too, Trevor would do anything for anyone at any time – and without hesitation or question too.

His sailing photography ultimately became his passion, and he put heart and sole into this by always going the extra mile because that’s the man he was. And he was a damn fine sailing photographer too whose pics now adorn the walls of most sailors’ homes in this country.

He led a very full and rich life, and was involved some 50-plus years ago in getting the NSRI organisation off the ground. He was also responsible for introducing WD40 to this country.

He will be sorely missed for all the right reasons as he was a good friend, confidant and mentor to many, and quite simply a man who loved life, lived it to the full and loved all people.

Condolences to Liz, Karen and their families on their loss of a very special man.