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Curmudgeon
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Nov 1, 2005, 1:42 PM

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From Rob Moore:

"Please pardon this impersonal email, but I wanted to get the word out about a big change in my life: As of the end of October, I will no longer be working at Latitude 38. I have truly enjoyed working here at Latitude for the last 18 years, and the decision to leave was a difficult one - but the world beckons! I will be traveling until March, and begin considering job opportunities again in the spring."




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Jdaddyg
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Nov 1, 2005, 9:53 PM

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Rob Moore and I have a ton in common, red hair, stash, East Coast roots not to mention a love of the blues. Everytime I think of someone of the media in our sport who plays it as it should be played (an I ain't talkin' just on a blues harp) it would be Rob Moore. We've sailed together a couple of thousand miles on a few boats in the past few years and I have to tell you, this guy is so humble and so accomplished it's almost sickening. This last summer, on an East Coast tour, I had the pleasure of staying over at his Mom's place in Mystic Ct. and for those who know Rob it would be no surprise to see where his integrity comes from. Over more than one glass of whatever we have had numerous discussions about how important it is to maintain a higher level of integrity in yachting journalism and Rob, in my mind, has never stepped over that line that others seem to so casually. It's not like he's going somewhere far away, but I just have to wonder how Latitude 38's coverage of sailboat racing will ever have the same character. Happy trails bro!
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Radar
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Nov 2, 2005, 1:01 AM

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With voluminous hair, a bushy mustache, an ever-present smile, a hearty laugh, the willingness to venture out in all conditions both for Latitude and to demonstrate that he's a great sailor in his own right, and always a phenomenal eye for a memorable shot and a subdued approach to capturing it, there is only one Rob Moore. Many regattas which otherwise would long have been forgotten are cemented in my memory by images captured by Rob (some of which, I'm afraid to say, were at the beginning of his 18-year Latitude foray). You are a substantial thread in the fabric of our sport, Rob, and you will be missed. But sail on, and thanks! Greg "Radar" Felton


rba
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Nov 2, 2005, 8:08 AM

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I knew it was just a matter of time before editing "Max Ebb" would take it's toll! No mortal man could withstand that for 18 years!!!

Thanks for all the great coverage over the years.

And remember ... where ever you're headed ... don't forget your copy of "Confederacy of Dunces"!

Best of Luck.

Rob Anderson
Moscow ID


DaveG
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Nov 2, 2005, 8:59 AM

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Rob reached the pinnacle of sailing journalism a few years back when he did a regatta at the Bitter End on the same boat with Cayard, Kostecki, AND Heidi Klum.

Always the pro, Rob worked through the tough duty, filed that story, and moved on to the next adventure. Even those of us in the business lived vicariously through Rob and these well-chosen assignments.

I'll miss reading his stuff but not as much as the west coast sailors who probably won't know how good they had it with Rob until he is gone.

Rob, after 18 years (that's something like 216 monthly deadlines for those of us who count these things) you deserve a big "Thank You" and some rest... I look forward to seeing you at a sailing event without your camera and notebook.

Dave Gendell
SpinSheet Magazine
Annapolis


pooped
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Nov 3, 2005, 9:03 AM

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Rob has been a huge asset to the SF bay sailing community. Besides being a great sailor/friend he has built up the racing sections of Latitude 38 to make it a major player in the sailing rag industry. But he didn't just cover the big events, he covered the little ones too! Many juniors would see their names in print right alongside the "big boys". That is the mark of a true sportsman/journalist. While we will miss his writing contributions, we will welcome him back to the race course as well as the club without him dashing off for a story or deadline!

Congratulations Rob


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Nov 3, 2005, 11:15 AM

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Rob Moore kept us connected to the people and organizations that make up the crazy world of sailboat racing. No regatta too big or too small, no boat too big or too small, no Club too big or too small for Rob too have a good time sailing. The last weekend he chose to sail a comfy "furniture" boat in the Great Pumpkin rather that a Swan 601 so he could kick back and sail with friends. A truly good guy is looking forward to a new life after traveling and getting off the monthly deadline. I have enjoyed sailing with a fun guy, an excelllent sailor, on one who always had his head screwed on right. We all celebrated his "retirement' with a little champagne before the race.


Alan H
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Nov 11, 2005, 4:19 PM

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The Rag ain't gonna be the same without Rob's pics and brains. Best wishes for the future, Mate!


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