Mort Bloom, former Del Rey YC commodore, passes away

Sailor also served as commodore of Southern California Yachting Association.

Morton Bloom, the former commodore of Del Rey Yacht Club and Southern California Yachting Association, passed away Dec. 12, according to news reports. He was 99.

The UCLA and UC Berkeley (Boalt Hall) graduate was a sailor, U.S. Navy officer and attorney.

Bloom is credited with helping Del Rey YC establish its presence at Catalina Island’s Cat Harbor. He was named commodore of Del Rey YC in 1972 and Southern California Yachting Association in 1985.

The former sailor also served as an international racing judge, taught sailboat racing rules, and helped advise the 1987 America’s Cup team, according to reports.

His daughters, grandchildren and great-grandchildren reportedly survive Bloom. A memorial is planned in the next few weeks.

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