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Old 20-04-2015, 08:58   #1
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Does anyone know what became of Bob Lush, who completed the 1980 OSTAR in a Shark? There is a nice 45-minute movie about him, and sailor extraordinaire Mike Birch, that you can watch on-line: Singlehanders.

Earlier on he apparently completed the 1977 and 1979 Bermuda One-Two, also in the same Shark (originally called Poco, then renamed Olympus Sailing Canada).

I have also see reference to Lush sailing a Bayfield 32 in the 1976 OSTAR ("From family cruiser to single-handed Transatlantic"); however, the race results don't mention him or his boat, and the Singlehanders movie implies that the 1980 OSTAR was his first time in that race.
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Thank you for asking.
I retired from the 9 to 5 thing back in '91. I chased the sun for 15 years aboard my custom Peterson 37' SixPacToo wintering in the Virgins and summering in Catskill NY. Generally via Bermuda - my favorite island. All single-handed which brought my total mileage up to almost 300,000.
To keep out of the pub I wrote novels. Sailing novels. I have three now listed with Amazon kindle. I think they're $3@ and since you're a sailor you might find them interesting.
Pac got too much for me about six years ago and I moved to Montreal to be near one of my daughters.
Thank you for introducing me to this sight. Although not active anymore I still am interested in following.
Cheers.
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Howdy Bob! I see this is your first post in the forum, so welcome aboard!

I hope you will stick around and share some of your experiences with us.

300,000 is a lot miles on the water and I am sure many here would learn something from you.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Bob.
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Welcome Bob and now that you have found this site, don't be a stranger. With your sailing experience your a real asset here, so enjoy the place and post.

Here is a current thread you might want to comment on... What Is The Big Deal About Single Handling?
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Welcome Bob and now that you have found this site, don't be a stranger. With your sailing experience you're a real asset here, so enjoy the place and post.
Correct on both counts. Welcome!

Thanks for replying, and nice to know that you are going strong. I will look up your novels.
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Does anyone know what became of Bob Lush, who completed the 1980 OSTAR in a Shark? There is a nice 45-minute movie about him, and sailor extraordinaire Mike Birch, that you can watch on-line: Singlehanders.

Earlier on he apparently completed the 1977 and 1979 Bermuda One-Two, also in the same Shark (originally called Poco, then renamed Olympus Sailing Canada).

I have also see reference to Lush sailing a Bayfield 32 in the 1976 OSTAR ("From family cruiser to single-handed Transatlantic"); however, the race results don't mention him or his boat, and the Singlehanders movie implies that the 1980 OSTAR was his first time in that race.
Bob Lush is living in Montreal. I interviewed him for my blog:

Life on two wheels: Rider profile: Bob Lush
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, David.
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