Denver Sailing Loses a Great Friend and Leader

Commodore David Thompson

Commodore David Thompson – Sailing Away – 2016 Gov Cup

It is with great sadness that I must relay the news that David Thompson, Commodore of the Denver Sailing Association, member of Lightning Fleet 488, and beloved alumni of Lightning Fleet 50, passed away yesterday, September 22, 2016 from complications due blood clots in his lungs.

Details are sketchy at the moment, but Barbara Thompson tells me that the children are with her, and there will be a service in the next week or so. I will pass on the details when they become available.

I have many times referred to David as “The Greatest Sailing Club Commodore in the World” for his unwavering dedication to our club, fleet, and the Lightning Class. I am also proud to say he was a close friend of mine.

He is sorely missed.

Bill Cabrall

Fleet 488 Fleet Captain

 Commodore David Thompson - 2015 Awards Banquet

Commodore David Thompson – 2015 Awards

The Memorial Service for David Thompson will be at 10:00am on Friday, September 30 at Pax Christi Catholic Church, 5761 McArthur Ranch Road Littleton, 80126. In lieu of flowers, Barb has asked that people please consider donating to the American Cancer Society

Commodore David Thompson - 2016 Governors Cup

Commodore David Thompson – 2016 Governors Cup


Commodore David Thompson

Several Years Ago at the Lightning Southern Circuit

News: Thank You Community Sailing!

IMG_0239   On Saturday morning from 9 AM to Noon, a cadre of Community Sailing of Colorado volunteer workers performed a much needed beautification of the area around the marina’s lower parking lot, driveway, and seawall.  First they removed all weeds from the embankment between the lower parking lot and driveway, and from
the berm west of the parking lot, and from the area between the driveway and the seawall, and around the clubhouse — and even from the parking lot.  Then they laid down landscaping cloth on the embankment, and covered it all with fresh mulch.  Trash and scrap lumber were removed and hauled up to the dumpster.  The results are amazing!  The three hours were well spent.  Thank you, Community Sailing Volunteers!