Our latest news is that there is still not much more to tell you.
It’s the most difficult part, the not
knowing what happened to Roy.
All we know is that sadly, the Coastguard and Royal Marine Police of St Lucia have concluded their
searches and investigations after six weeks. They and the Foreign Office believe from all their
investigations that Roy and his dinghy are lost at sea.
So now it really seems that Roy’s wonderful adventures with Guiding Light have ended.
There is to be a High Court Hearing in St Lucia at a date to be arranged sometime in the future, but
we have no time scale for that. Until then, we have arranged for Roy’s boats to be maintained and
looked after while these necessary legal processes proceed.
To those of Roy’s friends and neighbours in Beaumaris, the family hope to have a service to
celebrate Roy’s life and achievements in February/March. Details will be posted here.
After the hearing in St Lucia we will perhaps arrange a similar service for those who knew Roy in his
life in the Caribbean. We will then also be making a statement to the press, but as we have no more
information at present, all we can say is a heartfelt ‘thank you’ to everyone who has supported and
helped us during this traumatic time.
Roy wouldn’t want these events to cast gloom over everyone at this time of year, so hope you will all
remember past happy times with him very fondly and enjoy the Christmas and New Year festivities
in your usual way.