We are sorry to inform you that Swiss sailor Gunther Schmidt-Ginzkey has passed away at the age of 85. Gunther had a large part in building the Yngling Class to what it is today. In the 80:s and 90:s he held the presidency of the Swiss Yngling Class and later the IYA. In 1996 he was elected honorary member of the IYA. Gunther will be missed by sailing friends around the world.