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#1 bayboy

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 10:40 PM

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.....



#2 Phil

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:04 PM

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.



#3 HILLY

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:13 PM

That is really, really sad news.
RIP Hicko, you were a class act, on and off the water.

#4 Swanno (Ohf Shore)

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:19 PM

Jezus - that happened quickly.

 

Condolences to family and friends

 

Was he sick?



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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:29 PM

Jezus - that happened quickly.

 

Condolences to family and friends

 

Was he sick?

Fell ill after Hobart.



#6 Leka

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:31 PM

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

#7 Philc

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:43 PM

My sympathies to his family and crew of Wild Rose.

The loss of a perfect Gentleman.

Fair Winds Roger



#8 Newport Shields #72

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Posted 01 March 2016 - 11:51 PM

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.

#9 Bill E Goat

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 12:16 AM



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 12:16 AM

very sad news.

 

As others have said - a hard competitor and true gentleman. 

 

I'm sure he'll meet up with Sally.

 

Fair winds.



#11 Grogo

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 12:48 AM

Fair following winds Hicko, Thanks for your huge contribution to our sport.

Grogo



#12 DtM

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 12:57 AM

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.



#13 huey 2

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 02:21 AM

   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  !!



#14 thefirstpelican

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 02:52 AM

Sad. 



#15 Life Buoy 15

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 03:11 AM

Respect. Farewell mate.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 03:12 AM

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



#17 bigrpowr

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 04:09 AM

that hobart video says ALOT , the guy seems to drive his own boat at every opportunity. RIP



#18 jack_sparrow

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 05:28 AM

Epitomised all the good things about sailing....a huge loss. RIP.

#19 ajugabundy

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:46 AM

Fair Winds Mate.

I'm very fortunate to have known and sailed with you.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:54 AM

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



#21 Couta

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 10:49 PM

Condolences to Hicko's family and crew(s) - a great competitor and gentleman - our sport will miss him.



#22 Leka

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 11:48 PM

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'.

#23 Trickypig

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:00 AM

He be missed on next year's SH startline.

 

RIP Roger.



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Posted 03 March 2016 - 12:14 AM

Condolences to his family and friends.

#25 PIL007

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 04:54 AM

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

 

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



#26 Who's your daddy

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 10:57 AM

One of the gentlemen of our sport. He will be missed.



#27 George Hackett

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Posted 03 March 2016 - 11:00 PM

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?



#28 Phil

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 01:07 AM

Couple of Beneteau First 40s with a Sydney36



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 01:19 AM

The First 40s are Flying Cloud and Outlaw



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Posted 04 March 2016 - 01:30 AM

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



#31 George Hackett

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Posted 04 March 2016 - 12:04 PM

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.

#32 Headntac

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 01:40 AM

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

Fair winds.



#33 Terrafirma

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 09:25 AM

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.



#34 Wile E

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Posted 05 March 2016 - 11:49 AM

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



#35 huey 2

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Posted 06 March 2016 - 04:11 AM

Wild Rose    thanks Andrea Francolini12794640_980545645315566_600545279223612



#36 olaf hart

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 10:39 AM

She is still in the RYCT marina.

#37 Jason AUS

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Posted 04 April 2016 - 11:50 AM

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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