It is with great regret that we inform our membership of the passing of Past Commander Shun-ichiro Yamamoto. Yamamoto-san was a member of TSPS for over 22 years and served as our first and thus far only Japanese commander in 2001. He was long an active member whose participation in recent years included the annual Change of Watch and Hayama barbecues. He was a very good friend to many in the squadron.
Yamamoto-san spent weekends on his boat and could often be found aboard Mambow cleaning and polishing, or preparing for a daysail on the waters off Hayama. Occasionally, he would gather old sailing friends and set off for adventures offshore.
Yamamoto-san suffered a head injury from a fall on the docks at Hayama Abuzuri Port and succumbed to his injuries on May 20th. He was 79 years old.
The Tokyo Sail & Power Squadron extends its condolences to Yamamoto-san’s family. He will be missed. May he rest in peace.
TSPS Treasurer and long-time friend of Yamamoto-san Tony Whitman will represent the Bridge at the funeral.
Commander, Tokyo Sail & Power Squadron