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RIP Roger Hickman

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Another sad passing in the yachting world with Roger Hickman passing away over night condolences to the family and friends, and will be a much missed by all.....

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Roger will be missed as he leaves a huge hole. One of the few gentlemen on the water and a top bloke off. Had the pleasure of his company [read drinks] on far too many an occasion.

His love for his boat had to be seen, almost infectious, especially when tinkering.

 

We'll raise one for you Roger, Cheers.

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Jezus - that happened quickly.

 

Condolences to family and friends

 

Was he sick?

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Jezus - that happened quickly.

 

Condolences to family and friends

 

Was he sick?

Fell ill after Hobart.

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Wow, sad news indeed.

Condolences to friends and family.

 

He was a great character and always a kind word for everyone.

 

Had the pleasure of sailing with him a few times.

Aust Day Botany Race many years ago now, was an eye opener how a good race crew worked together.

 

Easy to see why he was successful.

 

RIP

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My sympathies to his family and crew of Wild Rose.

The loss of a perfect Gentleman.

Fair Winds Roger

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Even here in Seppo land we've heard of him and I'd developed a great respect for the man. Very sad. Lots of love coming from the north.

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Very sad. Thoughts are with his family and many friends.

 

A tough competitor who had kind words for all who met him.

 

HIcko, you will be sadly missed. Sail well.

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From finishing in Hobart , then treatment and not being able to sail Wild Rose home , the last month certainly puts

the hardship after the change coming through in the race into perspective. Here's to Hicko!

Here's to Sal!

Sail on Wild Roses !!

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One of the greatest seamen I've ever had the privilege to sail with, (even if he could be a little excitable & intense at times), you could rely on Roger & the Old Goat to not only get you there but to finish well.

 

People talk about his love for the boat, what some of you don't know is she loved him right back.

 

Remember Hicko, in heaven it's #3 weather every day!

 

TUBBY

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CY should look at some Roger Hickman Perpetual Trophy for good sportsmanship or something that will respect Rogers memory.

I would be very happy to have my name on the 'Roger Hickman Trophy'.

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Gutted. Liked Roger a lot, buckets of character, awesome yachtsman and generally nice guy. Monster loss

 

Yeah... well said..... no words

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i gave my condolences in another thread i started not knowing this one was started. now, can someone tell me what boat is that behind Roger in that interview on the front page?

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i gave my condolences in another thread i started not knowing this one was started. now, can someone tell me what boat is that behind Roger in that interview on the front page?

Senna - A Benneteau First 45

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i gave my condolences in another thread i started not knowing this one was started. now, can someone tell me what boat is that behind Roger in that interview on the front page?

Senna - A Benneteau First 45

 

thank you.

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Sad news...condolences to the Hickman family ,he is known as a real character of sailing.

Fair winds.

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Huge impact on those who had anything to do with him.! Larger than life character with a true love for sailing. Condolences to his family. RIP Roger.

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I enjoyed ocean racing with Roger about 4 times.

The races I did with Roger, I iearn't something new each time.

I'll never forget the the emotion we all felt when we realized that Roger had set free Sal's ash's.

We were sailing past the Freycinet Peninsula and were surrounded by dolphins. We were still racing but not for a while.

When we got back into it we found ourselves a bit too close to the Tassie coast but we didn't stress too much.

Hicko was that good to sail with.

 

Well Sailed Hicko!

 

Regards

Murf

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She is still in the RYCT marina.

 

A few crew are in Hobart at the moment, due to leave for Sydney tomorrow or Wed on the back of the front.

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