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Sad day for old time surfer and catamaran sailor #122473
11/07/07 08:59 AM
11/07/07 08:59 AM
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Rockledge Cay, FL
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Re: Sad day for old time surfer and catamaran sailor [Re: Fearless_Rider] #122474
11/07/07 11:06 AM
11/07/07 11:06 AM
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Thanks, Frank.

Re: Sad day for old time surfer and catamaran sailor [Re: fin.] #122475
11/07/07 02:41 PM
11/07/07 02:41 PM
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Framingham, MA
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Wow,
I remember this guy for sure from the start of the T500 this year at Daytona. Infact Jake started a thread about him, wondering who he was. Sounds like he lead an amazing life.

Jake's post seems to be a worthy tribute at the moment...



With about 25 minutes to go until the start sequence at the start of the Daytona - Fernandina leg of the Tybee 500 last week, I saw an elderly man making his way past the catamarans in the narrow beach with a three wheeled walker. Normally, I wouldn't have given him too much consideration as I was deep into my preparations for the leg. However, this guy attracted my attention because he was walking with purpose and grinning from ear to ear as he was putting forth a pretty serious effort to navigate the sand, boats, and other obstacles. He was obviously not an average beach spectator. He approached me and immediately knocked me off-center when he said "I expect you guys will have a good day today - I've heard about your light air ability". Perplexed, I said "thank you very much - I hope we do". He then added "Oh, and by the way, please don't forget a paddle today" after which he turned and made his way down the beach. Because we had suffered through a painful beach launch the day before where we HAD forgotten a paddle, I too was then grinning ear to ear as I watched him work his way down the row of boats...It TOTALLY made my day.

After making some inquiries, I discovered he was someone of whom I had heard of - though I admit I don't know much about him. His name is Goulden Reid (I'm really guessing at the spelling) and has been a catsailor about as long as there have been fiberglass cats. I'm sure there are plenty of stories out there about him - I would like to hear them if you care to share.

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Re: Sad day for old time surfer and catamaran sailor [Re: Fearless_Rider] #122476
11/07/07 04:35 PM
11/07/07 04:35 PM
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Lakewood, Colorado
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When I went to the first link and read the story I got chills remembering Jakes Post from the Tybee 500.

How incredible is it that we were all reminded of this unique individual so shortly before his passing.

Thanks Jake, for sharing the experience, and a part of who he was, with all of us.

Stephen


Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain
Re: Sad day for old time surfer and catamaran sail [Re: acceleratedchaos] #122477
11/07/07 10:09 PM
11/07/07 10:09 PM
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Chris,

Thanks for posting that again here. I only wish I knew him better.


Jake Kohl

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