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Sunday, 12 June 2016 20:09

Legendary T&T sailor Harold La Borde passes on

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Legendary Trinidadian sailor, Harold La Borde has died.
 
According to his niece, Marcia la Borde, the country's first mariner to - sail around the world twice - passed away while on vacation in Grenada on Sunday morning.  
 
From 1969 to 1973 Mr. la Borde and his wife, and son Pierre circumnavigated the globe in his 40-ft ketch, the Hummingbird II. 
 
The family was the first known Trinidadian sailors to complete the feat and as a result, both Harold and his wife Kwailan were awarded, what was then the nation's highest honor - the Trinity Cross.
 
C-news understands, Mr. la Borde was in the process of working through his archive - beginning the preparation for an in-depth documentary of his life and the course it took.
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