Death of Desmond Nicholson announced

One of the founders of modern yacht chartering and also the archictectural saviour of Nelson’s Dockyard in Antigua, has died.

Desmond Nicholson was passionately interested in the history of Nelson’s Dockyard and instrumental in preserving its buildings and naval structures. He was a
respected amateur archaeologist and a guiding force in the creation of The
Dockyard Museum and Library.

Desmond was the son of Commander V.E.B. Nicholson. The Commander along with his wife, Desmond & their younger son Rodney, sailed into English Harbour, Antigua, in 1949. Soon they were introducing friends from England to the island’s beautiful waters and splendid sailing – and the business of chartering was born.