Bob Corefield - Bad news

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Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by Ed » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:22 am

All,

I have just heard from Sean Carter that Bob Corefield died yesterday aboard his boat.

I had been aware that he wasn't in such good health recently and we hadn't seen him at any CVRDA events for a couple of years, but I knew he had been working and living on his boat in Saltford.

I know many of us will keep wonderful memories of sailing with Bob, especially when he was at the helm of a Mercury. He was always at the front of the fleet and almost impossible to get in front of on the river. A few years ago, we did the Nats together in the Jollyboat (with me on the wire) and although our bodies creaked and groaned, we giggled, swore and laughed; it was great fun and a regatta to remember.

Bob was absolutely one of the 'key' founding members of the CVRDA and it was he who came up with the CVRDA's alternative name: The KNackered Old Boat Society. In those early days, people really wondered what we were trying to do and thought the whole thing was bit of a joke, but no we would say, just KNOBS.

I will miss him, so if you get the chance, raise a mug of coffee or something and wish him Bon Voyage.

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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by chris » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:30 am

That is sad news, Bob was great fun. He called in at Shearwater towards the end of last to say he was off on his boat and to say goodbye. We had quite a chat and it seemed very much that he knew this was a final goodbye though he wasn't specific.
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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by davidh » Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:35 am

I'm very saddened with this news - I spent a wonderful (and extended time) out with Bob and Sue in Brisbane.

(I know that Bob and Sue were 'estranged' but does anyone have a contact email for her please)

I'd been waiting for Bob to visit here on the Island, it is such a dark thought knowing that he's not coming to visit now,

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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by roger » Mon Jul 28, 2014 2:24 pm

Sad news, my lasting memory of Bob was at my first Roadford event and he was trying to repair an old 5o5 that was sinking under him desperately trying to get something to stick to damp grp.

Always great fun to be around and as Ed said in the Mercury very difficult to beat, actually very difficult to get near.
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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by PeterV » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:45 pm

Very sad. I will remember him at the Nationals at Netley, having a good laugh while wearing a ridiculous outfit, and sailing his Mercury very well.
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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by roger » Tue Jul 29, 2014 7:47 am

I had forgotten about the outfit :D
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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by alan williams » Tue Jul 29, 2014 8:38 am

Top Man RIP

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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by Rupert » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:52 am

Sad news indeed. I first met Bob at Bristol Avon, and he was a leading light in getting Andrew Thornhill's Classic Regattas up and running.

I think my abiding memory will be of Christine taking over the helm (on a regular basis, this is) during the race after lunch while Bob would wee down the centreboard case. Usually, the boat would go faster while this was happening.
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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by roger » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:18 pm

Powerful wee :shock:
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Re: Bob Corefield - Bad news

Post by Rupert » Tue Jul 29, 2014 12:30 pm

I think Chris would concentrate very hard on the sails...
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