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[14_global] Sad news

Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:22 pm
by avbates at
Many of you may not know yet that one of our Hawaii Fleet members passed away suddenly about 6 weeks ago. Jon Stanley and his Aussie wife Shelly had just purchased USA 1104 from Brian during the PAC RIM race here in May. They were practicing every weekend and looking forward to our new season start in January 2007. Jon had just fininished putting a new bottom on USA 1057--Scared Skiff, his first I-14 and was going to sell her. He was always helping us fix boats. Jon ios in the America's Cup Hall of Fame in Bristol, RI. He was part of the group that went to Perth and brought the Cup back. We all will miss Jon---he was 46 years old when he had a heart attack. Shelly continues to sail 14s and Solings and be an inspiration to us all.
Andy Bates