I had the honor to sail with Tom aboard Constellation in the Cup Trials in 1967 when Tom tacticianed for his friend and competitor Bob McCullough. Tom was a great teacher to all of us 20-25 year olds who had never before sailed at that level. My Dad Edward and the crew of our Lady Del spent decades chasing Shearwater around Long Island Sound- always a challenging task! Even as he reached the fantastic age of 98, Tom always stood tall, physically and as a great guy.
Rich du Moulin