Paul Elvstrom RIP

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Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by JimC » Thu Dec 08, 2016 1:28 pm

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For anyone who hasn't seen it elsewhere, Paul Elvstrøm, the greatest of them all, is no longer with us.

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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by Rupert » Thu Dec 08, 2016 3:19 pm

Anyone who sailed a boat with a plunger type self bailer should be thankful to Paul Elvstrom for making them obsolete.
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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by dronskiuk » Thu Dec 08, 2016 6:56 pm

Sad to hear - very much one of the greats in so many classes and an innovator in sailmaking and boat and accessory design.

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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by sam mason » Thu Dec 08, 2016 8:06 pm

One of the true greats. A sportsman who took the time to answer an eleven year old's questions at the 1963 Earls Court Boat Show and gave advice I have never forgotten.
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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by alan williams » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:19 am

Hi
Meet this very generous man once at Kiel week when I lived in Hamburg and sailed a Tornado with my then girl friend. What pleasant person he was very friendly and offered tuning advice/assistance freely to anyone who asked. May he RIP.
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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by Ed » Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:49 am

No, I had missed that.

Somewhere I have a signed 'PE explains the Racing Rules'......even with both the little boats still with it.

sigh..

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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by roger » Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:32 am

" If, in the process of winning you lose the respect of your competitors, you have won nothing"

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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by Ed » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:00 am

Ah, yes, the mantra of the CVRDA handicap committee...
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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by sam mason » Sat Dec 10, 2016 5:29 pm

Thought that was " Think of a number"
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Re: Paul Elvstrom RIP

Post by Ed » Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:11 pm

cheeky!

yeah, and halve it if carrying any carbon or double it using cotton.
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