Tony Hornigold, trainer

Tony Hornigold
Tony Hornigold
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Tony Hornigold, who has died at 76, was an accomplished sailor who was instrumental in setting up Whitby Fishing School.

The institution was set up in 2002 and has trained and inspired a number of young men on the Sea Fishing Apprenticeship, enabling them to join the UK fleet to supplement crews as their older members retired from fishing.

Mr Hornigold, a lecturer by profession, had been its director of training towards the end of a working life that had also taken in spells as a Coastguard officer at Whitby and, in earlier years, a volunteer with the RNLI inshore lifeboat.

A well-known and respected figure on the marina pontoons and harbourside in Whitby, he had in his earlier years taught automotive engineering at Longlands College in Middlesbrough, and had played guitar in a band.

He is survived by Anne, sons Andrew and Jonathan and stepsons Thomas and Christopher, and an extended family of grandchildren.