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RIP Joe English

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One of the sports greats passed today after a long battle with Alzheimer's. Joe was a gifted and talented yachtsman and sail-maker. He will be sadly missed. It was an honour to have sailed with him...............

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Very sad.

 

As you say, a good bloke and a pleasure to sail with.

 

RIP Joe.

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A great guy, had the pleasure of meeting and talking over a pint a couple of times.

 

A great life cut short.

 

 

Thanks Truth for posting it up.

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The Sailing world just lost one of the good guys, as Joe would say....... FOOK!.

Joe see ya at the next regatta upstairs,[ wherever that is]

R I P mate

Grogo

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I met a good friend of his this summer in Vigo and he told me about his illness, and how a great guy he was, how sad to see him suffering this terrible disease at such a young age. Terrible news.

 

RIP

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Fair winds Joe, we will all miss you. He was always a laugh to sail with. Condolances to April and family.

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...poignant...very brave of the family to make the film,,a true fighting spirit!



....it's a total rip to watch someone go through Alzheimer's.....glad that the guy's in a better place now ,and the family can recover and move onwards



...may all beings be well

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He's in a better place.

 

A great guy and sailor. Did many miles with Joe.

 

Sincere condolences to April and the boys.

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Latest from Ireland - Thanks DP.

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1100-1200 people over the two days.

500+ at the funeral mass and 600-700 at the removal the day before.

A strong contingent from Dublin in attendance.

 

The weather at the cemetery was atrocious.

Heavy non-stop rain. Joe clearly laughing at us.

 

RCYC was packed. Restaurant fully seated with the green room and bar packed.

Joe had a great send off.

Joe did us proud.

Joe's last shout.

 

The RCYC evening became the sort of party that Joe would have revelled in. Stories about Joe in every corner. Everyone has their memories and notwithstanding that there were times we wanted to hit him we will all cherish his memory.

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