Hi Sonny - I am a 68 year old rower living in Charlotte, NC. Our boat club has a Vespoli Double named the Irwin "Sonny" Fox, obviously named for you. I do not know from whom we purchased the boat, but I have often wondered about the name. I looked you up and discovered your name was Irwin.
I just wanted you to know that your name lives on, on Lake Wylie.
Ah, immortality sails in strange ways...
I have no idea how I came to be afloat on Lake Wylie, but I do thank you for pursuing it. Now that you have discovered my given name - you are hereby authorized to forget it.