I can't for the life of me remember if I ever met her, but I've known (of) Catherine since she broke onto the SA scene so dramatically a few years ago. I've sailed a few races in Corpus, and we certainly had some friends in common. Anyway, I was getting out of Easter vigil Mass when I got the text that she was gone (yeah, didn't hear till Sat night) and my sweetie and I sat up till all hours drinking, listening to Radiohead, and just being close. Life is NOT short, it's the longest thing you do...but MSG's should have been so much longer. I still can't read this thread w/out crying. Fair winds, Catherine! and thanks to/for all the kind words from around the world.