8 bells for Jim Linville

8 Bells for Jim Linville of Hull, MA
(From the days of tall ships, 8 Bells signifies the end of a sailor’s watch.  Time for a sailor to rest.)

Jim passed away peacefully on 6/9/2024, following a brief hospitalization.  He leaves behind a myriad of friends and family from the East coast to West coast, and everywhere in between.  Jim had a gregarious personality,and the people he met in his life were quickly drawn into his sphere of friendship and generosity.

Jim was a lifelong sailor who was passionate about his hobby of building and sailing model yachts.  For almost 30 years, Jim maintained aprominent role in the Minuteman Model Yacht Club, teaching and mentoring members, both new and old.  Jim also belonged to theAmerican Model Yachting Association, a national model yachting organization.  With this organization he served as Regional Director, as US1M Class Secretary, and in multiple publication support staff positions for their “Model Yachting” magazine.  

In 2008, in recognition of his many achievements, Jim was voted into the American Model Yachting Associations Hall of Fame.

Jim was also diligent in maintaining relationships he developed in life.  Every year, after the passing of his wife Sue, Jim would pack up several books-on-tape and take driving trips across the country to visit friends and family along the way.  His weeks long adventures would eventually end in San Diego, CA where he had a friend from high school to visit.  He would then turn around and zigzag back across the country to visit people he missed initially.

Jim will be missed as a friend, as a mentor and as a committed family member.

SEE MORE ABOUT JIM – On this website, please visit the Trophy Room – National Champions and AMYA Hall of Fame. Additionally, see the Sue Linville Memorial Trophy, sponsored by Jim Linville.