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Bob Perry

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R.I.P. Australian sailor Bill Solomons

19 September 2016 - 11:41 AM

Ozzie sailor Bill Solomons past away yesterday. Bill had been active in Australia's America's Cup efforts for many years.  Services will be held Thursday at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

 

Bill was my cousin.


The Four Carbon Cutters project

29 July 2016 - 12:42 PM

My buddy Boomer Dep went with me to the yard yesterday and took this video. It should bring you up to date. Hull No. 2 is no finished and ready for internal structure.


Lunch?

08 July 2016 - 12:31 PM

I had Laurie Davidson and Ron Holland up to my shack yesterday for lunch. Laurie turns 90 soon. Ron will be 70 soon and I just tuned 70. We had a great meal and a great chat.

Left to right: My buddy Tim O'Connell, Ron Holland, Kay Davidson, me, Laurie Davidson and my friend and client (FRANCIS LEE) Kim Bottles and my dog Ruby. It was a day to remember.

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R.I.P. "da man" Bill Stevens

23 June 2016 - 02:03 PM

I got an email from Ben Souquet this morning, Ben and I used to work together, telling me that my friend Bill Stevens died yesterday. You may have forgotten but Bill was the man behind the Flying Tiger 10 Meter project.

Bill had been a submariner and started sailing when he got out of the Navy. I can't begin to list the things he did in sailboats or the famous people he sailed with. He raced on STORMVOGEL! He raced with Rod Stevens. Bill was friends with Sterling Hayden. Bill was a salty old dog and in the end cancer had taken one of his eyes and he looked damn good with a black patch over that eye socket. He liked to cook. He liked to fish. He was a kick in the pants to travel with. We had some fun times in China. He liked to tell his sailing stories.

 

When I saw the subject line on Ben's email "Bill Stevens" I knew immediately that he was gone. It was time.

 

I am lucky that I got the chance to know Bill.