The Life and Times of Jack Nye
This is a work in progress
“If there is any one thing more ruthless than the sea, it’s the self-serving instinct for survival”Jack Nye
We are saddened to announce that Jack passed away peacefully at home with family on October 22, 2020.
Jack was in his 97th year.
Jack’s real passion was the sea. He completed over 19 major ocean voyages including 3 trips around Cape Horn and several Trans-Atlantic crossings, two of them solo! Many of Jack’s amazing trips and memoirs will be posted on this site.
Dad showed us the meaning of hard work and perseverance, he had nerves of steel and an unstoppable will to succeed. His life lessons were simple: Do the right thing, let your conscience be your guide, and Never give up. These lessons are the legacy that he gifts to his children and theirs.
Dad loved poems and songs of sailing in far off lands. “Bound for South Australia” and “On the Road to Mandalay” were among his favorites, often recited on Fridays after lunch with his grandsons.
“Fair Winds and Following Seas” Dad
Please feel free to explore Jacks’ amazing life, endeavors and sailing adventures on this site which is dedicated to his memory.