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Bequia Youth Sailors used their seafaring skills  and a traditional 28-footer Bequia sailboat to pay tribute to Sir James Mitchell on the day of his funeral last Saturday, Dec. 18. 2021. (iWN photo)
Bequia Youth Sailors used their seafaring skills and a traditional 28-footer Bequia sailboat to pay tribute to Sir James Mitchell on the day of his funeral last Saturday, Dec. 18. 2021. (iWN photo)

On the sidelines of his state funeral last Saturday, 18 December 2021, these young sailor from Beqiua paid a less-publicised tribute to former prime minster Sir James Mitchell, a lover of the sea, who died on Nov. 23, 2021, aged 90.