Eight Bells: John L. Nedeau, Sr:
John L. Nedeau Sr. passed away on June 15, 2016 at 85 years.
John’s lifelong commitment to business was matched by his passion for racing sailboats. John’s father, Harvey taught John how to sail as a child on Muskegon Lake. John started taking trophies in International One Designs, 210s and later has some great races in E-boats against Buddy Melges. Soon John joined his father in many successful and prizewinning seasons of sailing his father’s boats, all named RoMaHaJo.
During the winters of the 1960’s and 1970’s, John sailed in in the heyday of SORC aboard Wally Stenhouse’s Ora and later Chuck Kirsch’s Scaramouch. In 1973, he commissioned the first Windancer, …
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Crew Rescued from Andrews 45 ULDB Locomotion:
The Andrews 45 ULDB Locomotion joins the list of racing boats that must be abandoned at sea when their pumps can’t keep up with water ingress. Here’s the report from the U.S. Coast Guard…
The Coast Guard rescued three sailors 150 miles west of Los Angeles, after their sailboat began taking on water, Monday.
At 6:51 p.m., Monday (June 13), watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles-Long Beach received a call from the broker of Locomotion, an Andrews 45, reporting that the rudder had broken, the vessel was taking on water, and the three-person crew was unable to keep up with the flooding. The crew deployed their life raft and activated their EP…
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