Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sir Durward Knowles Endorses Lucayan Sea Naming

Captain Tellis A. Bethel, Sr., Acting Commodore, Royal Bahamas Defense Force, meets with sailing legend Sir Durward ‘Sea Wolf’ Knowles to discuss naming the still un-named waters of The Bahamas the Lucayan Sea. Sir Durward, who brought home the country’s first Olympic Gold medal in 1964 from the Tokyo Summer Olympics, readily endorsed the idea and the two men of the sea, both authors, exchanged stories and the books they had written. Also pictured, writer Diane Phillips who arranged the introduction. (Photo: Kyle Smith)

By Diane Phillips & Associates

At 98, The Bahamas’ best-loved sailing legend and the country’s first Olympic Gold Medal winner Sir Durward Knowles knows a thing or two about the Bahamian sea.

Now, he says, the time has come to name it.

This week, he signed on to the campaign to name the waters around The Bahamas The Lucayan Sea.

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