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Old 01-08-2014, 09:40   #1
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Fatal Accident - Be Careful out There

Sad news. Originally posted on

7/23 – Wanted to let you all know that Bob Winson passed away this morning at about 3:30a. He was surrounded by his family – as he was when this terrible accident occurred. Bob was surrounded by family wherever he went. He loved being on the water with Dale. He was a wonderful man. I miss him already.
Want to set the record straight – Pythagoras is owned by Dale Winson and his dad, Bob. Dale and Bob have been ocean racing together for 40+ years.
Pythagoras left Alamitos bay this past weekend with the entire family aboard for a Sunday sail. While sailing on starboard tack, Pythagoras was struck by a charter sailboat on port tack. Pythagoras did their best to avoid the collision, however, the bow of the sail boat – and bow anchor – struck Dale’s 84-year old dad in the head as he sat on the leeward side.
Bob was struck in the head by the bow anchor resulting in a massive brain injury from which he will not recover. Dale and his family are by his father’s side – they understand that he will pass away soon. This is a really sad tragedy and to speculate any further is just that – speculation. Hoping you will all say a prayer for Dale and his family.
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Old 01-08-2014, 10:19   #2
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Re: Fatal accident - be careful out there

Very sorry to hear this. I first met Dale on gangway 33 or 34 in Alamitos then ran into the family cruising in Ztown, Mexico in 2006/2007. Great family!

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