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creator of NONSUCH . . . Gordon Fisher R.I.P.

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Gordon N. Fisher . . . yachtsman, seaman, innovator, international sailing champion, a business leader, a Commodore of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, and the man who conceived the idea and the design and then caused NONSUCH to be brought to life in July 1978 with NAIAD to follow in 1985.

Thanks to Derek Fisher, Gordon's son, we have herewith some photos from prized family albums. Through these photos, we can all enjoy while we honour the memory of Gordon Fisher and the legacy to all in NONSUCH . . . past, present, and future . . . of Gordon Fisher.


Thanks also to Ed Botterell for photos he also kindly shared.

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LA MOUETTE, 1961, C&C, 37' custom wood, built at Metro Marine in Bronte west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LA MOUETTE, 1961, C&C, 37' custom wood, built at Metro Marine in Bronte west of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
LA MOUETTE, hit by Toronto Island ferry  SAM McBRIDE in 1963, Toronto Harbour . . . owner NOT on board!
LA MOUETTE, hit by Toronto Island ferry SAM McBRIDE in 1963, Toronto Harbour . . . owner NOT on board!
how'd you like your boat to be UNDER the bow of the ferry SAM McBRIDE
how'd you like your boat to be UNDER the bow of the ferry SAM McBRIDE
THERMOPYLAE, 1964, C&C, 40' wood custom, built by Bruckmann in Bronte
THERMOPYLAE, 1964, C&C, 40' wood custom, built by Bruckmann in Bronte
Gordon on THERMOPLYAE, 1964
Gordon on THERMOPLYAE, 1964
THERMOPYLAE racing on Lake Ontario
THERMOPYLAE racing on Lake Ontario
THERMOPYLAE cruising Lake Ontario
THERMOPYLAE cruising Lake Ontario
1967 SORC crew, RED JACKET, 40' C&C custom , built by Bruckmann
1967 SORC crew, RED JACKET, 40' C&C custom , built by Bruckmann
NONSUCH sail boat 'big wave' stamp - 1968
NONSUCH sail boat 'big wave' stamp - 1968
MANITOU, 40' C&C custom, 1969 Canada's Cup winner, built by Bruckmann
MANITOU, 40' C&C custom, 1969 Canada's Cup winner, built by Bruckmann
ISLE of SKYE, 1971 - custom C&C 38 OPB
ISLE of SKYE, 1971 - custom C&C 38 OPB
wheel & deck house
wheel & deck house
galley to port
galley to port
helm station
helm station
vanity, sink, & settee to port in salon
vanity, sink, & settee to port in salon
head & shower compartment
head & shower compartment
ISLE of SKYE . . . with style
ISLE of SKYE . . . with style
Gordon had great style on land too - Jensen Interceptor
Gordon had great style on land too - Jensen Interceptor
Interceptor interior
Interceptor interior
rear quarter
rear quarter
MIRAGE, 1972 Canadas Cup Defender, C&C custom 2 Tonner, built by Bruckmann
MIRAGE, 1972 Canadas Cup Defender, C&C custom 2 Tonner, built by Bruckmann
MIRAGE, 1972
MIRAGE, 1972
MIRAGE, 1972 Canada's Cup
MIRAGE, 1972 Canada's Cup
SKYE, 1973, Soling
SKYE, 1973, Soling
TERRIER, 1975, 37' 1-Ton, C&C, semi-custom built by Bruckmann
TERRIER, 1975, 37' 1-Ton, C&C, semi-custom built by Bruckmann
Skye Terrier
Skye Terrier
TERRIER at RCYC
TERRIER at RCYC
NONSUCH, early 1978, Hinterhoeller shop
NONSUCH, early 1978, Hinterhoeller shop
Gordon with NONSUCH, 1978, July, first launching (!) at Niagara-on-the-Lake
Gordon with NONSUCH, 1978, July, first launching (!) at Niagara-on-the-Lake
first stepping of a Nonsuch mast !
first stepping of a Nonsuch mast !
NONSUCH KC 1 , 1978, July, maiden voyage to RCYC
NONSUCH KC 1 , 1978, July, maiden voyage to RCYC
NONSUCH, 1978, finally arrived at RCYC
NONSUCH, 1978, finally arrived at RCYC
NONSUCH, 1979
NONSUCH, 1979
1978 . . . spin'looper experiment !
1978 . . . spin'looper experiment !
cruising Lake Ontario
cruising Lake Ontario
note tiles & fireplace
note tiles & fireplace
Gordon with young Fred Eaton whose Dad Fred owned  ELEPHANT  30  KC2 /1
Gordon with young Fred Eaton whose Dad Fred owned ELEPHANT 30 KC2 /1
the first booms . . . welded sections !
the first booms . . . welded sections !
Happy Crew including owners of  BRUTAL BEAST 30  KC4 /4
Happy Crew including owners of BRUTAL BEAST 30 KC4 /4
under wraps for the winter at RCYC
under wraps for the winter at RCYC
building the 26 mould plug, in early 1980
building the 26 mould plug, in early 1980
NAIAD, 1985, cold-molded
NAIAD, 1985, cold-molded
Botts with Gordon
Botts with Gordon
NAIAD KC 1 - first sail Bronte Harbour
NAIAD KC 1 - first sail Bronte Harbour
GORDON...FISHER
GORDON...FISHER