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Board » In memoriam » In Memoriam - Jester Challenge - PRU_Big_Hammer

Post annotated by RainbowChaser :
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A group of SOLers who found Sailonline via an aviation website, PPRuNe, and who now sail ocean races with the prefix PRU_ have lost another of their number.

The Jester Challenge will see the flotilla set sail with the addition, in memoriam, of the boat of PRU_Big_Hammer who died during Sailonline's SFO-NYC race.

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For this race, if anyone else wishes to adopt a PRU_ prefix in commemoration of Mike, please post a request here.

Otherwise we will post info here as to what our crossing-the-finish-line arrangements will be.


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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-05-10 23:53:22 ---
The Jester Challenge is now open for practice, but more info is available here

and race progress/comments are in a Races Forum Thread here
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-05-17 09:46:57 ---
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The PRU_ fleet is doing well and Big_Hammer is in the mix.

A Rendezvous Point at 38.72N 26.8W is now fixed.

All PRU_ flotilla and anyone else interested in paying respects to Big_Hammer are invited to head for the Rendezvous and set a TWA=0 on arrival there.

Once all assembled, a Line Astern parade will be agreed - to be led off, for the last time, by Big_Hammer.

EVERYONE is invited to join in - please note, however, that stopping at the RV will jeopardise your race and championship rankings if you are an SYC member.
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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-05-22 09:01:59 ---
Line Astern Parade of Sail

Starting at 1800utc with PRU_Big_Hammer, departures will be in 5min intervals.

The first departures are listed here - anyone else joining in is free to do so and I will just be the last boat to leave and will be online.


1800utc - Big_Hammer
1805utc - lyric
1810utc - Miss_Saigon
1815utc - truckie
1820utc - golfsierrakilo
1825utc - Careka
1830utc - Gilles
1835utc - WINDEGG
1840utc - beaufort
1845utc - Renegade
1850utc - LaoziSailor
1855utc - JLinc

Rainbow_Chaser will just be the last to sail

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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-05-26 00:49:54 ---
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I'll do 18:55
Nice to see so many non-PRU vessels joining in.

PRU Miss Saigon


--- Last Edited by Big Hammer at 2016-05-26 00:49:20 ---

--- Last Edited by Big Hammer at 2016-05-26 00:49:42 ---
Thank you to all joining in... :-)


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--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2016-05-26 20:10:54 ---
Screenshot of PRU Big Hammer right before the line.
Just so you know I was in constant contact with Big Hammer's wife,Sue, during the event. These are the reply's She sent me at various stages, she has seen the screenshots, and the chat.

An amazing tribute to him,I cannot thank you enough,please keep in touch ,

With kindest thoughts,

Mrs BH… Sue

Bighammer has crossed the finish line,wow,thank you to everyone involved in this for BH he will be smiling and having a couple of alcoholic beverages drinking to all of you, saying cheers,and thanks for doing this and for helping me to be acquainted with some of you wonderful people on PP,odd as it sounds but it really helps ,it is six weeks and three days now and I still expect him to come home , very odd ,without him but we managed to get married a few days before he died,so I thank him for that .

Thank you

Sue.…

Thank you all BH would be so touched by this,as I am,he thought a lot of you all,such a shame he never met you.

Sue.

And a big thank you from me.

Lyric

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