It is with deep regret and a heavy heart that we must break the news of the passing of an active and heavily valued member, Jill Sallis. Jill was a very special person at Ely Sailing Club. As a founding member, her affiliation with the sailing club spans several decades over which she has provided the club with unrivalled dedication, in terms of sailing, committee positions, and as an active member. Her friendly open approach welcomed many members to the club over the years. Completing two stints as club Commodore, 25 years as Membership Secretary, as well as her recent role as Model Fleet Captain, her commitment was exemplary. Anybody who had the pleasure to know Jill understood she was a kind and warm person with a genuine interest in people and their families. Despite her ill health, she remained a frequent visitor at the club. We hope she enjoyed the Laying Up Supper held on Saturday and was able to spend valuable time with other club members. The number of people this news will touch is a testament to Jill's approachable and kind-hearted spirit. The club has lost somebody very special and our condolences go out to friends and family at this difficult time.