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Gouvernail

Eight Bells Vic Manning

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Why do you know Vic?

Past Sunfish Class President

past Commodore Austin Yacht Club

PRO FOR high School Bationals

PRO for College nationals

PRO many  major Sunfish events

PRO Easter Laser Regatta many times last century

Taught many sailing and boat safety classes

was that helping hand who showed up at a AYC or any other Yacht club 

He also spent his 20 years serving Uncle Sam. Some of that was at the Pentagon and he even served as a lifeguard for a military recreation beach in Vietnam. 

If I started trying to list all the nice stuff Vic did for people this post would make  War and Peace look like a short story. 

The sailing world lost a special one last night. 

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Very sorry to hear this! He was always helping at the club. I did see him Sunday with his wife Pat behind the bar serving food for Red Eye Regatta :(

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Sorry to hear the news. Vic was a very nice guy. Met him at number of regattas along with his wife Pat. Very nice, down to earth people.

Deepest condolences.

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Yes, very sorry to read that. Met him a few times at Sunfish regattas; most recently at the Sunfish Nationals in Lewes DE (2016).

Always helpful; we have lost a true supporter of the sport.

My condolences, especially to Pat (his spouse).

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Really sorry to hear this and shocked too.  Vic was our welcoming committee at AYC.  He got us all setup with joining and helped us launch Spadefoot for the first time, which was no easy feat on Lake Travis in 2014 when the water was super low.  He will be missed.

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The crowd at the funeral home spilled out from their big chapel into the lobby and the nearest parking was a couple hundred yards away in the nearby neighborhood .

The AYC clubhouse filled up at about 3:30 and V-E_R-Y  slowly dispersed.       From about nine to ten pm a small crowd watched videos of Vic sailing and photos of him from his Cub scout uniform to his wedding to Pat to his receiving his first bars in the Air Force ( with Pat), to his lifeguard stand in Viet Nam , to his kids as babies, to his kid’s weddings, to his Sunfish Sailing, to his RC team running various nationals, to his fiftieth Wedding anniversary with Pat, to his first and only race on his freshly refurbished Pearson 28 

we walked to his boat in 65 degree windless weather, said some kind words, and tossed flowers in the slip.

immediately the wind blasted out of the north and the temperature dropped 30 degrees.  Then it rained  on is as we ran back to the clubhouse. 

So we drank some more and sat by the fire to warm up while telling more Vic stories. 

Schools and businesses will be shut down in Austin tomorrow.... perhaps in memory of Vic. 

 

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27 minutes ago, Gouvernail said:

The crowd at the funeral home spilled out from their big chapel into the lobby and the nearest parking was a couple hundred yards away in the nearby neighborhood .

The AYC clubhouse filled up at about 3:30 and V-E_R-Y  slowly dispersed.       From about nine to ten pm a small crowd watched videos of Vic sailing and photos of him from his Cub scout uniform to his wedding to Pat to his receiving his first bars in the Air Force ( with Pat), to his lifeguard stand in Viet Nam , to his kids as babies, to his kid’s weddings, to his Sunfish Sailing, to his RC team running various nationals, to his fiftieth Wedding anniversary with Pat, to his first and only race on his freshly refurbished Pearson 28 

we walked to his boat in 65 degree windless weather, said some kind words, and tossed flowers in the slip.

immediately the wind blasted out of the north and the temperature dropped 30 degrees.  Then it rained  on is as we ran back to the clubhouse. 

So we drank some more and sat by the fire to warm up while telling more Vic stories. 

Schools and businesses will be shut down in Austin tomorrow.... perhaps in memory of Vic. 

 

Sorry for your loss Gov....

 

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On 1/9/2018 at 3:21 PM, Gouvernail said:

Why do you know Vic?

Past Sunfish Class President

past Commodore Austin Yacht Club

PRO FOR high School Bationals

PRO for College nationals

PRO many  major Sunfish events

PRO Easter Laser Regatta many times last century

Taught many sailing and boat safety classes

was that helping hand who showed up at a AYC or any other Yacht club 

He also spent his 20 years serving Uncle Sam. Some of that was at the Pentagon and he even served as a lifeguard for a military recreation beach in Vietnam. 

If I started trying to list all the nice stuff Vic did for people this post would make  War and Peace look like a short story. 

The sailing world lost a special one last night. 

Gouvernail, thanks for letting us know.

RIP, Vic.

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