Jüri Šaraškin, an ice sailor, a measurer, a mentor and a great man has suddenly passed away at the age of 80. He was born in 1938 in Pärnu, Estonia. In 1963 he graduated from Tallinn Polytechnic Institute and moved to Leningrad (now St Petersburg) to do his PhD at the Leningrad Institute of Fine Mechanics and Optics, which he was awarded in 1971.
Jüri aka C-1 was for a long time the man who lead the icesailing competiton organising communitiy in Estonia. His experience in sailing and icesailing helped to develop the future of young sailors and sailing in general in Estonia . If you ever had a question or were in trouble, he would help and lead the way. We are forever grateful for the knowledge and joy Jüri has given to us. May you rest in peace.