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Old 26-06-2012, 07:05   #1
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Jim Drake passed away this week

Jim Drake died this week at the age of 83. He was the co-inventer of the windsurfer.

My life, and many others, were profoundly changed by the invention of the windsurfer. It got me hooked on sailing and into a career in watersports and now cruising.

Thanks Jim
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Jim Drake died this week at the age of 83. He was the co-inventer of the windsurfer.

My life, and many others, were profoundly changed by the invention of the windsurfer. It got me hooked on sailing and into a career in watersports and now cruising.

Thanks Jim
Thanks for posting. He seemed like the good guy in the partnership with Hoyle Schweitzer. The Woz to Apple's Jobs. The sport probably wouldn't have succeeded without Drake's inventiveness and Schweitzer's aggression. I have many, many, many extraordinary memories from what they started.
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