Rawle H. D. Barrow – Inducted 2010

 In Hall of Fame

Barely into his teen when he started sailing, by the time he reached manhood, Rawle had so developed his skills that with John Bennet he won Bronze in the 1959 Chicago Pan-Am Games, winning Gold with his brother Cordell in the 1962 Jamaica CAC Games, another Gold in the Puerto Rico CAC Games, came 4th in the 1963 Brazil Pan-Am Games and took part in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics as well as the 1967 Winnipeg Pan-Am Games. Not surprisingly he was inducted into the national Hall of Fame in 1984 and named as one of the outstanding sports personalities of the 1900’s by the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs.

With friends, Rawle initiated the Girl Pat race to Grenada, the Tobago Race Week and the Carriacou Double Enders Regatta. Having built his own Snipe, Rebel and Flying Dutchman, at Chaguaramas he later built Mirror Dinghies from imported kits to enable youngsters to learn sailing at an early age. Rawle served on the management Committee from 1957 to 1991 working tirelessly managing the annual Carnival fetes and maintaining his equanimity through thick and thin.

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