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#1 Guitar

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Posted 12 July 2012 - 08:36 PM

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Just received a confirmation that a little bit of MSG is coming to SF next month. Now I just need someone to arrange for the girl to take a ride on a AC45. I guarantee she will not throw the trim out or get in the way. Afterwords, maybe a trip up on the GG for a view and sprinkle in the ebb tide.

Anyone?

#2 DA-WOODY

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:06 AM

Might hav to be an AC72 - First Sail / Maydin Voyage ???
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:17 AM

This is, indeed, a thing of beauty.

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 03:48 PM

This is, indeed, a thing of beauty.



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#5 Albatros

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:44 PM

he he, zero chance of course but they should put the ashes in the cup and go sail with it on the winning AC72

love the combat shoes thingy, Ajax would not be pleased ;)

#6 mainsheetsister

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 04:48 PM

he he, zero chance of course but they should put the ashes in the cup and go sail with it on the winning AC72

love the combat shoes thingy, Ajax would not be pleased ;)


Another pair of her combat boots are hanging in her favorite ridiculous little pub, The Backstreet Bar, in Beaufort, North Carolina.

I'm going to visit them later this month.

#7 pogen

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Posted 13 July 2012 - 05:31 PM

Bunch of boats leaving for Hawai'i next week could take her.

#8 Guitar

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 02:52 AM

Pogen,
Excellent thought! I was thinking of an ebb tide dusting from the GG but an AC45 ride then a PacCup ride, wow!

Let's see what we can do.

Rick

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:01 AM

Pogen,
Excellent thought! I was thinking of an ebb tide dusting from the GG but an AC45 ride then a PacCup ride, wow!

Let's see what we can do.

Rick


Pac Cup starts tomorrow.

#10 mainsheetsister

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Posted 16 July 2012 - 03:08 AM

Pogen,
Excellent thought! I was thinking of an ebb tide dusting from the GG but an AC45 ride then a PacCup ride, wow!

Let's see what we can do.

Rick


We tried...not enough time to get her there before the PacCup.

Not to get all sappy on all of you, but I don't know if you folks can imagine how much all of this means to me...

Message me if you're going somewhere fun and you'd like some of her ashes along for the ride!

Love, MSS

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Posted 17 July 2012 - 01:47 PM

Well, cocktail hour last night was wonderful with Catherine in the house. We had a great time, she drank me under the table.:lol:
With the current planning in place, I think she would enjoy a nice babbling brook encounter with the American River at the Gold Discovery Park.

We recently had a 4.6 billion year old meteorite come down upon us as well and it is of the rare type that offered life to earth, (CM type carbonaceous chondrite). Fitting for the star dust to meet MSG again in her basic elements and flow to the sea. So she will be in the NorCal sailing arena for a while.

Pics to follow.

Rick

#12 mainsheetsister

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 07:55 PM

Beautiful, Rick, just beautiful.

Saying thank you does not even begin to cover it.

Catherine and I talked about being one with the cosmos a good bit back in February and March while we watched the conjunction of Venus and Jupiter in the night sky.

Love, Chris

#13 mainsheetsister

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 03:11 AM

On my sister Catherine's bucket list, number 16 says "get to San Fran for America's Cup"

Thanks to someone amazing, she made it!

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:01 AM

On my sister Catherine's bucket list, number 16 says "get to San Fran for America's Cup"

Thanks to someone amazing, she made it!

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Sweet!

#15 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:11 AM

Can you tell us more MSS?

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:53 AM

Can you tell us more MSS?


Someone in California asked me to send him some ashes a few weeks ago. Well, turns out he is an AC45 sailor.. Shortly after I sent the ashes, I was sorting some of Catherine's papers, and came across her bucket list, which she had written in February and March. On it she had written "get to San Fran for the Americas's Cup", so I shared this information in a message once the ashes were on their way to California.

On July 20, 2012, at 2:25 PST, a bit of Catherine's ashes were spread from AC45 #4, with the Golden Gate bridge and the San Francisco skyline in the background.

When the sailor on board explained what he was going to do to the OR host, the OR photographer was asked to go out in the RIB to get some pics, which are what you see here. I just got these pics last night.

I was initially asked to keep things confidential, so I don't want to say who is behind this amazing thing, but if that sailor wants to identify himself here to get some much-deserved credit for performing this act of kind, selfless generosity...well, that is up to him.

Let's just say that as the whole thing came together, I was absolutely floored.

#17 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 09:26 PM

Can you tell us more MSS?


Someone in California asked me to send him some ashes a few weeks ago. Well, turns out he is an AC45 sailor.. Shortly after I sent the ashes, I was sorting some of Catherine's papers, and came across her bucket list, which she had written in February and March. On it she had written "get to San Fran for the Americas's Cup", so I shared this information in a message once the ashes were on their way to California.

On July 20, 2012, at 2:25 PST, a bit of Catherine's ashes were spread from AC45 #4, with the Golden Gate bridge and the San Francisco skyline in the background.

When the sailor on board explained what he was going to do to the OR host, the OR photographer was asked to go out in the RIB to get some pics, which are what you see here. I just got these pics last night.

I was initially asked to keep things confidential, so I don't want to say who is behind this amazing thing, but if that sailor wants to identify himself here to get some much-deserved credit for performing this act of kind, selfless generosity...well, that is up to him.

Let's just say that as the whole thing came together, I was absolutely floored.

Wow. Just wow. Do you think it would be OK to put this on the front page, provided he stays anonymous?

#18 mainsheetsister

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 10:48 PM

Can you tell us more MSS?


Someone in California asked me to send him some ashes a few weeks ago. Well, turns out he is an AC45 sailor.. Shortly after I sent the ashes, I was sorting some of Catherine's papers, and came across her bucket list, which she had written in February and March. On it she had written "get to San Fran for the Americas's Cup", so I shared this information in a message once the ashes were on their way to California.

On July 20, 2012, at 2:25 PST, a bit of Catherine's ashes were spread from AC45 #4, with the Golden Gate bridge and the San Francisco skyline in the background.

When the sailor on board explained what he was going to do to the OR host, the OR photographer was asked to go out in the RIB to get some pics, which are what you see here. I just got these pics last night.

I was initially asked to keep things confidential, so I don't want to say who is behind this amazing thing, but if that sailor wants to identify himself here to get some much-deserved credit for performing this act of kind, selfless generosity...well, that is up to him.

Let's just say that as the whole thing came together, I was absolutely floored.

Wow. Just wow. Do you think it would be OK to put this on the front page, provided he stays anonymous?


I think so, and I'm floored again!

#19 MR.CLEAN

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Posted 01 August 2012 - 11:12 PM

let's talk via email, OK? Clean@sailinganarchy.com

#20 CarbonComposite

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 04:47 AM

The world is an amazing place. Well done, all.

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 05:03 AM

That is truly awesome.

#22 Albatros

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 08:55 AM

;) if you have the coordinates of that place you can try to have it charted as "MSG's hideout" :)

did something similar a couple of years ago, overhere it's not really legal but what the f*ck huh if it's the person's wish ? we dropped the ashes of my brother in law's father right next to a buoy a mile offshore, since that day the note in the logbook does not read "passing Weststroombank buoy" anymore, but "passing Gaston's buoy" B)

#23 Guitar

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Posted 02 August 2012 - 02:34 PM

Google Earth KML files would work well for this. How can we post one?

Catherine in Coloma, CA
3848'5.72"N
12053'25.97"W

#24 Junkyard Dog

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:07 PM

Well done. Well done indeed!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:41 PM

Excellent. Way to go Oracle Racing.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:15 PM

Two words......Fucking AWESOME.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:32 PM

thats awesome. Good on 'em.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

OR Boat 4 WELL DONE! I have a feeling she's gonna be winning this thing with you guys!!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:46 PM

That is fantastic. MSS, I can't compete with an AC45!

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 09:57 PM

I'd like to apply for some ashes.

#31 cosmicsedso

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:15 PM

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Wow. Just wow. Do you think it would be OK to put this on the front page, provided he stays anonymous?
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What front page?

#32 MattZ

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 10:29 PM

Wow that's an incredible story, and very generous of the anonymous benefactor that organized it. It hits close to home too.
My brother Mike
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lived in SF and loved to sail. Colon cancer got him at 49. His ashes are also in SF bay.

They both have good company for a long sail.

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Posted 03 August 2012 - 11:20 PM

That benefactor is a poster here. Yes, the act is a real beauty.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 01:54 AM

Mattz,
Hope to join him when I pass. My wish is to be in the bay as well.

RIP Mike

#35 dumper

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 03:37 AM

this is awesome, so much respect for the oracle guys now

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:04 AM

Hats off to OR for recognizing and accommodating this situation.

What we need are the lat/log coordinates of the drop - if anyone can provide them it would be great.

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:23 AM

Magic - Hats off to that sailor, faith in humanity restored. Sail on MSG !!

#38 Don'tCallMeJudge

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Posted 04 August 2012 - 05:38 AM

MSS has also sent me a bit of Catherine, and I'll be scattering her ashes on Lake Minnetonka, and also taking her with me to Australia in late September.

Catherine told me several times that she wanted to go to the Heaven Can Wait 24 hour race for cancer, so she's coming with me this time. I couldn't possibly be more honored.

#39 mainsheetsister

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 09:58 PM

Wow that's an incredible story, and very generous of the anonymous benefactor that organized it. It hits close to home too.
My brother Mike
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lived in SF and loved to sail. Colon cancer got him at 49. His ashes are also in SF bay.

They both have good company for a long sail.


I'm sorry about your brother. Glad they are there together.

#40 Dixie

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:07 PM

Next drink is on me when I see you. Nice work.