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Toutes mes condoléances et mes pensés à Aaron et sa famille Arnaud. (Glenan)
I was interested to hear the correct pronunciation of Agage's name on the music video---he was introduced as Aaron 'Ga-gee', which I assume was correct with HIM.
p.s. Actually it was an AUDIO of a recital that he gave on, I believe, a flute....
--- Last Edited by Rod at 2012-07-24 01:58:43 ---
If it breaks, it's not strong enough--if it doesn't, it's too heavy.
This poem, which is written into the Memorial at Cape Horn, which you rounded at least virtually many times, is for you and your family.
I, the albatross that awaits for you at the end of the world...
I, the forgotten soul of the sailors lost that crossed Cape Horn from all the seas of the world.
But die they did not
in the fierce waves,
for today towards eternity
in my wings they soar
in the last crevice
of the Antarctic winds
Dec - 1992
Lots of SOLers sailed AGage's Tour Down Under - competitively and reflectively. A couple of groups attempted "formation" finishes and among them were a few who had also paid tribute to Aaron with track-deviation-artwork.
Here is the result!
Thank you to everyone who chose to sail the rhumbline to the finish, even if it meant losing places. It was lovely to see the fairly constant stream of boats there.
and now... LET'S COMPETE!!!
--- Last Edited by RainbowChaser at 2012-07-26 12:13:55 ---
Fine words RainbowChaser, just what Aaron would have wanted LETS COMPETE. I look forwards to Round Australia.
I am in shock. I've been trying to contact Aaron for weeks and only just today came looking to see if he'd posted online. I haven't known him as long as most of you but in the short time I have known him he made a huge impact in my life.
Like EVERYONE at SOL, Aaron was very helpful when I started racing here. He learned that I used to write software quite a few years ago (Any of you ever hear of DOS *grin*? Yeah it was a while ago). Aaron told me that I should get back into it. He said if I wanted to get started again he would help me.
Lots of people talk like that but Aaron meant it. He said the move from C and C++ to C# would be easy and sent me lots of references to help me get started. He reviewed my code, made suggestions and if he felt I was missing something we'd connect up with Skype and TeamViewer and get me straight.
Aaron loved sailing and software and his enthusiasm was contagious. Like so many others others I will miss him deeply.
Bruce AKA bc sailing Morgaine
John Masefield's "Down to the Sea" seems so appropriate.
I must go down to the seas again, to the lonely sea and the sky,
And all I ask is a tall ship and a star to steer her by,
And the wheel's kick and the wind's song and the white sail's shaking,
And a grey mist on the sea's face, and a grey dawn breaking.
I must go down to the seas again, for the call of the running tide
Is a wild call and a clear call that may not be denied;
And all I ask is a windy day with the white clouds flying,
And the flung spray and the blown spume, and the sea-gulls crying.
I must go down to the seas again, to the vagrant gypsy life,
To the gull's way and the whale's way, where the wind's like a whetted knife;
And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow-rover,
And quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long trick's over.
Had to put a few more thoughts out here:
>> 76T... thank you so much for finding that original AGage pic and posting. I use it for my laptop background. Reminds me to Carpe Diem. Has also prompted me to go do what I should have done years ago...buy a boat! Despite my landlocked locale, I have committed to get a boat and race in a small fleet. It's a 3hr drive but life is short,,, too short and no time to put off the things that make us happy. Couldn't be defined better than AG's expression out on the wire.
>>Music has always been an integral part of my life. Songs and rhythms cycle through our minds and take on different meaning as we travel our paths. I am teaching myself to play the djembe and had a favorite practice song. At the time, the lyrics were not as powerful as the rhythm but that has now changed. Thought I would share with the SOL Crew in memory of our friend.
AG... if you're watching, I just finished our project. Well done, mate. A fitting tribute to your passion and talent.
Vince Nel (WW)
Hauntingly apt tribute song Sham
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
Aaron's Tribute race, AGage Around Australia (A3), is now ready to be run. The majority of legs have been set up and the final few are being readied as I type.
The first race will start on 25 September @2200utc (equivalent to 0730 on the morning of Aaron's birthday, 26 September in Adelaide).
I hope all of you who have contributed to Sailonline's memories of Aaron will participate and via social media,email and word-of-mouth, encourage as many of your own chums to join in too.
See you in Adelaide shortly!
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