The following article appeared in THE BEAT INC #56 which covers all North Carolina Sailboat Racing News.
Last year Fairfield Harbour Yacht Club, Blackbeard Sailing Club and Neuse Yacht Racing Association honored Bill Jarvis for his many contributions to the various sailing programs in these three clubs. This article recognizes Bill Jarvis' contributions up and down the Carolina Coast. Once again, Bill, thank you.
Bill Jarvis has been running sailboat races for many years on the Neuse River near New Bern. He and Piccolo, his trawler that he uses as the signal vessel, are race committee fixtures on the Neuse River. Bill is a long time member of Blackbeard Sailing Club. Bill is also a long serving member of NC-PHRF. Bill and Piccolo have worked many major regattas on the Neuse to include Opti and US Sailing Championships run out of Camp Seagull. Bill has also served as Principal Race Officer for the North Carolina Governor's Cup a number of times. Bill is known far and wide for his race management knowledge, professionalism and ability to run fair, fun races. Before shifting to race committee work Bill was was a top PHRF sailor in the region, winning many regattas.
Bill has trained many race committee volunteers and has been a mentor to aspiring race officers who were working to become US Sailing certified.
Thank you, Bill, for your outstanding service to the sailors of North Carolina and beyond.