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Old 04-08-2015, 20:47   #1
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Tranatlantic sailor lost attempting 17th crossing

Transatlantic yachtsman Philip Walwyn dies during attempt at 17th crossing | Sport | The Guardian

Sympathies to his family.
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Re: Tranatlantic sailor lost attempting 17th crossing

How bizzare. He seams to have made it.
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So sad, but at least he passed doing something he loved.
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Re: Tranatlantic sailor lost attempting 17th crossing

Don't be sad, make a toast to the passing of another legend.
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Re: Tranatlantic sailor lost attempting 17th crossing

Doing things that make you happy...

I met an 83 year old gentleman the other day when I stopped to inquire about his '74 Seafarer 31'. Beautiful boat. He still sails out to our barrier islands and stays alone for a few days. He said he should quit doing that, and that he doesn't want to cause the Coast Guard any problems if something happened to him. I told him there's no reason to stop doing what you love! I hope I'm that active when I'm in my 70s and 80s.
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Re: Tranatlantic sailor lost attempting 17th crossing

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Doing things that make you happy...

I met an 83 year old gentleman the other day when I stopped to inquire about his '74 Seafarer 31'. Beautiful boat. He still sails out to our barrier islands and stays alone for a few days. He said he should quit doing that, and that he doesn't want to cause the Coast Guard any problems if something happened to him. I told him there's no reason to stop doing what you love! I hope I'm that active when I'm in my 70s and 80s.
Fully agree. A coast guard rescue should the least of the concerns.
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