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 at 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