May 18, 2020: It is with much sorrow that we share the information below regarding the recent passing of life-long 12mR sailor, Phil Dyer.

It is with great sadness that I pass on the news of the passing of our teammate Phil Dyer. His family history with the Class goes back generations with ownership of a Twelve in the postwar years in England. Phil was a member of the South Australia Team in Fremantle where he met the love of his life Sharon, a member of the America II Team. For many years, Phil has been a key member of the Victory’ 83 team where his good humor and can-do willingness to help whenever possible was always welcome.

Phil Dyer

PHIL DYER, photo by: Julia Knowlton

The members of the team are saddened by his passing but ever grateful that we got to know him and spend time with Phil, Sharon, James and Tristan. Truly one of the most outstanding individuals we have ever had the pleasure to know and sail with.

Sail on Old Friend, Sail On!

Jim Gretzky
on behalf of the Victory ’83 Team