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Old 28-10-2008, 09:15   #1
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Hal Roth

This man will surely be missed by more than those that knew him. He was an inspiration to me that's for sure........i2f

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Old 28-10-2008, 09:56   #2
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Very sad. I have enjoyed his books.
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Old 28-10-2008, 11:21   #3
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Great sailor and wonderful author. Sorry to see another shipmate leave.
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Old 28-10-2008, 11:57   #4
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Few Years back I was working on a BOC boat. On a shelf in the forepeak was a copy of one of Hals books. I commented to the boats owner that I had enjoyed the book. The owner smirked and said thanks. I ran into Hal and Margaret a few more times over the years. Ill second imagine2frolics comment "this man will surely be missed by more than those that knew him".
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Hal (and Margaret) Roth’s "Two on a Big Ocean", "Two Against Cape Horn", and "The Longest Race" were among the books that fired my passion to sail, cruise & explore the world by sea.

He will be sorely missed.

Check out Hal’s (last) book, "Handling Storms at Sea” (International Marine/Ragged Mountain Press - ISBN 13: 978-0071496483)
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Old 28-10-2008, 13:59   #6
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(AFTER 50,000 MILES AT SEA)? is a great book on how to.
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He'll be missed.

His books are inspirational!
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Ditto, read all those books

Hal seemed like a no nonsense guy and wrote and expressed himself clearly. Inspired me to 'sail further " also....
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I notice that, once again, a sailing legend who's inspired many of us was felled by cigarettes. Chichester, Hiscock, Roth - what regrettable, premature losses.

WHISPER II is for sale and Margaret's hoping both Hal's new book and his passing might spur some interest. Everyone might want to pass the word...

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I notice that, once again, a sailing legend who's inspired many of us was felled by cigarettes. Chichester, Hiscock, Roth - what regrettable, premature losses.

WHISPER II is for sale and Margaret's hoping both Hal's new book and his passing might spur some interest. Everyone might want to pass the word...

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I understand that Roth died of cancer. Are you certain that he was a smoker?
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Well, Cigarettes or not he made it to 81.
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I just learned of his passing today. Hal Roth was a true pioneer whose writings touched many and inspired their dreams. He will indeed be sorely missed.
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81 is amazing with an amazing life. It did say lung cancer, but I could not find anywhere mentioning cigarettes.
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This is sad news, indeed. Thank you passing the news along.
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I met the Roth's twice at shows and visited with them once at their home a few years ago. Hal had fabulous photography that never made it into the many books he wrote. I'd have bought a coffee table book of his photo's from the around the Horn voyage. He seemed to be in great shape, regardless of age. And to consider he took the strain and stress of solo racing through the roaring forties while in late middle age....

It is sad that he shall write no more. But perhaps Margaret can arrange for a photo book of the best imagery from all their years of travel. I know I'd buy it - and pay well if printed with the clarity and detail I saw at their home.
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