Jul 22, 2008, 7:27 AM
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SCUTTLEBUTT 2643 - Tuesday, July 22, 2008:
Re: [KennBatt] Mark Rudiger's battle with cancer
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* From Angus Phillips: For the record, in my 30-plus years of covering
sailing I've not met a kinder, gentler, more helpful yachtsman than Mark
Rudiger. He was a great sailor and an even better person.
=> Curmudgeon’s Comment: Angus Phillips is an internationally respected
journalist and columnist for the Washington Post -- his by-line has
appeared proudly in this newsletter since we began publication in 1997.
* From John Jourdane: The sailing world just lost one of it's best. Mark
Rudiger was very special. After sailing thousands of miles together
across the Pacific, the Atlantic and up and down the West Coast, I knew
that Mark was "the best;" not only one of the best navigators in the
world, but a friend to all sailors, a gentleman, a wonderful husband and
father. He was one of the really good guys in the sailing world, and we
will all miss him.
* From Andrea Falcon, Italy: I am very sad to read that Mark Rudiger
passed away. I really liked him during the 1997-98 Volvo Ocean Race that
he won together with Paul Cayard on Ef Language. It was great to see
them arriving at every port; they had both moustaches, beard and they
were always smiling. It always took a while to understand who was who.
When you looked at Mark Rudiger, you could say: "He is really enjoying
what he is doing, he is having fun". And he was taking great decisions
during that race.