Sailing Club holds emotional send-off for former Commodore
flotilla of more than 20 yachts took part in an emotional sunset
ceremony in Burnham-On-Sea on Sunday evening (September 27th)
in memory of a well-known local sailor.
late Ken Sowden, 73, right, was the popular commodore at
Burnham-On-Sea Sailing Club until he lost his battle with cancer
evening's ceremony was held to scatter Ken's ashes in the sea
from his own yacht.
members sailed into Bridgwater Bay from the club's pontoons to
take part. Mark Tinker, a close friend of Ken, and Dave Wrennall,
Burnham Sailing Club's new Commodore, led the ceremony in the
waters between Stert Island and the Steart peninsula.
told Bunham-On-Sea.com: "It was a poignant and very moving
send-off for Ken. It was so special to have many of our club members
involved to see Ken's ashes scattered in a quiet spot in the island
Centre, the late Ken Sowden, and above Burnham Sailing Club members
taking part in Sunday's ceremony for him (photos from Burnham-On-Sea.com
and Pete Emery)