Clipper Race: Saying Goodbye:
(April 3, 2016; Day 14) – The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race teams have been paying tribute to lost crewmate Sarah Young, who was buried at sea at 1202 local time today after a ceremony on board IchorCoal.
Whilst the ceremony was taking place on board, the other 11 teams held their own minute’s silence, and read the poems and readings from the service.
Darren Ladd, Skipper of IchorCoal, wrote about Sarah’s adventurous spirit in his blog today. He said: “Sarah was an adventurer and lived life to the full. She died an adventurer’s death battling the elements circumnavigating the globe. I wish we could have said goodbye properly, we all do. The ceremony was fo…
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Eight Bells: Bruce Blackman:
Bruce Blackman, one of the nation’s few horologists, died March 26 at his home after a brief illness in Newport Beach, CA. He would have been 87 in May.
Blackman was born in Altadena, CA, and as a youth discovered his life’s passion while working after school for a local clockmaker. This led to an horology degree from Bradley University, winning a national clock design contest for chronometers, and enjoying a life of fulfillment being Newport’s “family jeweler.” After studying business at USC and working for several of LA’s finest trade stores, he set up Blackman Ltd. in 1957 serving the maritime community repairing chronometers, barometers and compasses; then later ad…
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