Bob Comlay sailed with H W Tilman to Greenland – twice – while still in his teens and formed an endur­ing friend­ship with ‘the Skipper’ which las­ted until Tilman’s loss at sea in 1977. Bob was invalu­able in pulling togeth­er the new fore­words and after­words to our Collected Edition of Tilman’s books. From time to time he gives illus­trated talks on Tilman, and if you’re not able to catch one you might enjoy this one he gave (remotely) to the Ocean Cruising Club in 2020:

OCC Lecture, ‘Travels with Tilman’ by Bob Comlay from Simon Currin on Vimeo.

Photos by W G ‘Sandy’ Lee