Jeff Martin GBR passed away on 11 January 2019 while on a ski holiday with family and friends. Jeffs dedication to the sport of sailing was unparalleled, having served as the Executive Secretary of the International Laser Class Association for 40 years, and in many important functions at World Sailing (i.e. the former IYRA and ISAF). Jeff was a cornerstone of Laser events, having worked at every Laser Open World Championship except the first one in 1974 where he was a competitor. The news.