Dougie Myers – Inducted 2010
The late Dougie Myers has been described as one of the most keen, persistent and colourful of sail boat racers ever to compete locally and regionally. A marine pilot, and son of Hugh Myers – one of the Caribbean’s last tall-ship pilots, Dougie was a fixture on the local racing scene, and at many regional regattas such as in Grenada, Carriacou, Barbados and Antigua. It is a testimony to his dedication to sail boat racing that some marker buoys at these events are named in his honour. Dougie passed away in 2004.
Many local youngsters learned to race big boats under Dougie’s wing on his yachts Huey, Huey Too, Hooligans and the ubiquitous Legacy. He will be remembered for his great passion, booming voice and sincerity of spirit. His legacy to sailing lives on in many of us today.