Robert, I wish you "all the best". You'll be missed here on SailNet.
JRP -- Well said, and "hear, hear!"
I've always been amazed by Roberts knowledge, and humbled by his giving and gentle nature. He will indeed be missed.
I hope that Robert's friends and family are aware of the tremendous respect many of us held for him, and that they can take comfort in knowing that he has positively impacted the lives of a great many people. We will indeed be all the poorer without his contributions.
Fair winds and following seas, Robert.