With great regret, the Texas District announces the passing of Sylvan “Doc” Newman. Doc first joined the class in 1951 as a member of the Corinthian Sailing Club, Fleet #35. He was the creator of Rush Creek Yacht Club, Fleet #435. He was a District Measurer for over thirty years. Sylvan owned and raced a Lightning continuously for sixty years. In 1983, he crewed for Stu Anderson to win the first North American Masters Championship. In 1985, he received the ILCA Distinguished Service Award. He leaves behind Lightning 13806 and a loving family—his wife of fifty-three years, Barbara, and children, Craig, Donnis, Lightning sailors Deanna and Clarke, Keith, and Tim, and eight Grandchildren. He was eighty-five.