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Monday, May 03, 2010

RGSC official announcement

This is the official email sent by the RGSC regarding this weekend's incident. To protect the family's privacy, names have been removed, and I can not at this time give more information than is provided in public records.

It is the Rio Grande Sailing Club's deepest regret to report a tragic accident and our apparent loss of a dear friend, kind man, and generous sailor.


We will all very much miss him.


Much is still unknown and up in the air. Trail Boss has undertaken the job of coordinating news and will provide information as it becomes available. We don't know yet when that might be. The accident has come as a terrible shock to the family, and they need private time during the difficult wait for news.


The next planned regatta weekend, the Joshua Slocum single-hand race and Jack and Jill his and hers race, has been indefinitely postponed.


Please be patient and keep the family and friends in your prayers and best wishes.


Pat

Rio Grande Sailing Club

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5 Comments:

Blogger Carol Anne said...

I just keep expecting to wake up and find that this was all just a bad dream. It's so surreal. But I haven't woken up yet.

Mon May 03, 10:24:00 AM MDT  
Blogger Baydog said...

That seems to always be the case. God bless Twinkle Toes

Mon May 03, 05:02:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Gerald said...

It's all so odd, and it seems like the kind of thing that just shouldn't happen.

Tue May 04, 09:46:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Capt. Puffy Pants said...

Loss like this is always difficult, one minute you are all there laughing and having a great time, the next minute everything is changed forever. You have my sympathies.

Wed May 05, 06:05:00 PM MDT  
Blogger Carol Anne said...

Programming note: Visitor 73K was from Spain, using Linux and Firefox, and linked here from another blog.

Wed May 05, 11:38:00 PM MDT  

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