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Old 09-12-2016, 00:59   #1
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4 time Olympic sailing champion Paul Elvstrom has died at 88

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Re: 4 time Olympic sailing champion Paul Elvstrom has died at 88

I still have Elvstom's On Racing Rules somewhere at home. 1975 edition lol. The one with the little plastic boats with brass booms to visualise the situation.
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Re: 4 time Olympic sailing champion Paul Elvstrom has died at 88

A long time since I've read it
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Re: 4 time Olympic sailing champion Paul Elvstrom has died at 88

Haha. Been a while. Used to play with the little plastic boats when I was a kid! Seeing brings back some memories.
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Re: 4 time Olympic sailing champion Paul Elvstrom has died at 88

Not much remembered now, but Paul was one of the giants of his time... and by reputation, a very nice person.

RIP, with fair winds and following seas on your final voyage...

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Re: 4 time Olympic sailing champion Paul Elvstrom has died at 88

Elvstrom was at one time involved in an American Cup Campaign--Swedish perhaps? IIRC he had that 12 meter boat rigged with a very long tiller as he felt that gave him much more feel.

Anyway, quite the sailor.
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