Damn… two good ones sailed off for Fiddler’s Green.
My friends Paul and John, both passed away yesterday. I knew the two of them through the sailing forums.
Even though Paul switched to powerboats after he got an LVAD implanted, he was always a sailor at heart. I guess his heart finally gave out on him. He was cranky old man, but you could always rely on him and he was a straight shooter, which is pretty hard to find now-a-days.
John was a multihull sailor and battling cancer. His signature line on the sailing forums really said it all:
“20 MPH ain’t fast unless, you do it in a 1000 sq. ft. house on 10-foot waves”
Both were always good at giving sound advice, sharing their wisdom and good friends.
They will both be badly missed for their advice, wisdom, sense of humor and friendship. I know my beloved Gee and my twin will greet them with open arms when they get to Fiddler’s Green.