Chris Welsh?

Tom O'Keefe

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Just saw on FB that he passed away suddenly this morning.

WTH?  Didn't have any idea he was sick, or... anything.
I saw Trina's FB post as well. I can't believe he passed away that suddenly. We sailed many miles together first with Harmony & Harlequin for Barbara Colville. Then later when Chris bought Rags, we did a couple Transpacs and Cabo's together. I'm just shocked he's gone. Way too young.

 

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Thanks - looks like that person has blocked me. i know Chris was a Trumpy, so that likely explains the block.

 

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Lightly edited, just because I'd like to think we could leave the politics to PA and focus on the sailor in SA. For once.

"Hello Chris's world. Today we lost a good man. He passed away very suddenly this am, without a moments notice. Probably because he would have been late. He was always late.


It's Tina. He was so smart, he accomplished more in a day than everyone around him ever did in a week. He fulfilled so many of his dreams, including getting his Citation type-rating (almost). He loved our dog Cooper almost as much as me. But his real first love was Ragtime. I always told him she came before me in the line up. He never disagreed, haha. I know he loved me and forever will. Please have a Kraken rum and diet coke. He was a special man. I love you Christopher, forever."

 
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800px-Racing_Yacht_Ragtime_photo_D_Ramey_Logan.jpg


stolen from winki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragtime_(yacht)#/media/File:Racing_Yacht_Ragtime_photo_D_Ramey_Logan.jpg

 
^^^  Love that picture, and that story.

Another great story, that Chris' mom loved to tell, was how he "swam to Catalina" doing laps along the dock at BYC - all 26 miles. Chris was not an athlete. He just did it, and didn't give up.

That was Chris.

Our families were close. I could write pages, but I don't feel like it now.

 
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