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Eight Bells - Arthur J. "Tuna" Wullschleger


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#1 flatearth

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:05 PM

Tuna passed away Sunday 25 November 2012, after a short illness. He was the 2010 recipient of US Sailing' Harman Hawkins Trophy and you can read more here:

http://raceadmin.uss...ophy_Winner.htm

Tuna was a mentor, leader and icon to the international sailing community and will be missed. RIP.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 04:07 PM

RIP - Great Man.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:15 PM

FYR WUN!

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:17 PM

He was legend around South Florida, among other places. And a delight of a man. He contributed so much to sailing, from dingys to Etchells to the Americas Cup. Thank you Tuna for passing along your spirit and wit to so many.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:30 PM

Truly a huge contributer to our sport. He will be dearly missed.

It was an honor to have known him.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 05:34 PM

When I was a boy we rafted up with Elske. He was kind enough to give me a tour of his very beautiful yacht. Both he and his boat left quite an impression on me.
Fresh breezes Tuna.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:16 AM

Tuna and Fang are together again. Fair winds.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Tuna and Fang are together again. Fair winds.


Amen. 2 Greats. Let the fun begin for them again.

Miss them both.

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 02:28 PM

Tuna was truly a presence in the sailing world.....He commanded respect and was a fantastic example of what is right in the world.
I am honored to have known him and wish him fair winds!

The worlds has lost one of the greats. Hope he and Fang can keep a watch over all of us!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 03:19 PM

Tuna passed away Sunday 25 November 2012, after a short illness. He was the 2010 recipient of US Sailing' Harman Hawkins Trophy and you can read more here:

http://raceadmin.uss...ophy_Winner.htm

Tuna was a mentor, leader and icon to the international sailing community and will be missed. RIP.

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I am sorry to hear of his passing. Our sport has lost one of our true icons. I didn't get to know Tuna until the 90's. My first meeting with him was during an extremely contentious protest hearing with the Rolex Cup in the balance . He was so smart, direct and humorous that I made a point of seeking him out later to have a chat and a drink. After that evening I did not see him for a couple of years until at KWRW I came into a protest room and there he was. Before I got a chance to say how wonderful it was to see him again, he said ,completely deadpan, " oh no, not you again " like I'd been in the protest room every day since I'd seen him last . I'm smiling right now just thinking of that moment. Again, we had a nice chat and a drink after the protest was over. A couple of years after that I was a witness in a protest and when I walked in, he said again "oh no not you again. " I broke up laughing and said, " come on Tuna, I'm just a witness !!!"

He was so down to earth but yet one of the classiest men I have ever known . I will miss him.

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 06:19 PM

I understand he was 93. Amazing man.
Hard to believe anyone would ever flip him the bird.
R.I.P.




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