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Santana 20 Sailor Lance Purdy Murdered?

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Of Course.  Great gents and sailor in the Tuna Class for years.  Sad state of affairs.

Prayers for the family

RIP Lance

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Horrible.

I sailed with Lance and Pat at the 1999 S20 nationals in Wyoming, and again with Lance in 2001. Im looking at pictures of the 3 of us right now.

Pat, I am so sorry for your loss.

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On 1/2/2020 at 6:56 PM, kmcfast said:

Most likely murdered by his son? That's a really tragic story

Sincere condolences to his wife

FB- Doug

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On 1/3/2020 at 8:22 PM, another 505 sailor said:

Horrible.

I sailed with Lance and Pat at the 1999 S20 nationals in Wyoming, and again with Lance in 2001. Im looking at pictures of the 3 of us right now.

Pat, I am so sorry for your loss.

I was there in 99 as well.  Sailed with Jeff Kerr out of Dallas.  I remember Lance's name and pretty sure I talked to him.  What boat did he sail?

 

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On 1/7/2020 at 5:19 AM, RobbieB said:

I was there in 99 as well.  Sailed with Jeff Kerr out of Dallas.  I remember Lance's name and pretty sure I talked to him.  What boat did he sail?

 

Sea Bear, #497. We were in the picture in Sailing World.

Please PM me if you have contact info for Skiles, all my info is old. He was our third in 2001. Thank you.

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1 hour ago, another 505 sailor said:

Sea Bear, #497. We were in the picture in Sailing World.

Please PM me if you have contact info for Skiles, all my info is old. He was our third in 2001. Thank you.

Yeah.  I remember you guys....Standby.  Might take a day to get it.

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On 1/7/2020 at 7:19 AM, RobbieB said:

I was there in 99 as well.  Sailed with Jeff Kerr out of Dallas.  I remember Lance's name and pretty sure I talked to him.  What boat did he sail?

 

Jeff lives in Austin now and took me sailing couple weeks ago.

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26 minutes ago, JimBowie said:

Jeff lives in Austin now and took me sailing couple weeks ago.

When did he leave the great white North?

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Adolescent onset schizophrenia is devastating . . 

A young guy (usually its a guy) can go from being bright and steady as a rock 

to almost complete disassociation in a matter of weeks. 

(not saying this is what happened here) 

in any case, very very sorry  

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I don't know how to respond.  Take a walk or ride a bike.

Maybe go out on a lake or an ocean and learn how to harness the wind.

And then, count your blessings.

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35 minutes ago, AJ Oliver said:

in any case, very very sorry  

Yeah, so sorry for the whole family, including the poor boy.

 

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3 hours ago, AJ Oliver said:

Adolescent onset schizophrenia is devastating . . 

A young guy (usually its a guy) can go from being bright and steady as a rock 

to almost complete disassociation in a matter of weeks. 

(not saying this is what happened here) 

in any case, very very sorry  

The valedictorian form my graduating high school class had it hit him while he was in Europe after his first year of college, (on a full ride scholarship).  He disappeared.  they found him in a ditch 2 weeks later just in his underwear.  he didn't know who he was, where he was.  His mom was schizophrenic.  They got him on meds and I saw him a few years later.  I swear it changed the physical appearance of his face.  I did not recognize him.  Really sad stuff. 

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