Top yachtsman and war hero

Alan Miller, former Vice-Commodore of the Royal Naval Sailing Association, Rear Commodore of the Royal Thames Yacht Club and RORC member has died aged 93.
He owned a number of ocean racers and raced his favourite, China Clipper in the 1964 Bermuda Race. The former RNVR officer also used his retirement years to develop the Cowes Sailing Centre. In 1966 he established Antigua Slipway in English Harbour.

As an RNVR officer he was involved in both the Dieppe and St Nazaire raids during World War II, and in 1942 was awarded the DSC for the part he played in combat against German aircraft in the English Channel.

He is survived by a daughter and three sons, his wife Kirsteen having died in 1955.