Ladies and Gentlemen of Colorado Sail and Yacht Club,
Since the age of sail, time has been marked by the ring of a ship’s bell every half hour. Eight bells were sounded to signify the end of a four hour ‘watch’. Eight bells were also customary at the death and burial of a crew member at sea
On May 24, before racing, CSYC will hold an Eight Bells tribute for Larry Durham. All the boats participating in the racing and any who may just want to pay their respects are encouraged to participate.
Details can be found here at https://csyc.org/larry-durhams-end-of-watch-tribute/