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post #41 of 52 Old 03-31-2008
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You guys have said it all. he was a gentleman, a scholar, a font of knowledge. He expressed himself beautifully, advised without belittling. The world needs more like him. He will be missed.

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Damn... I always like him... and was hoping to get a chance to meet him this year. Fair winds Robert Gainer.... on whatever seas you find yourself sailing on now.

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How sad, goodbye Tartan...

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The link to his obit in the first post says it all as do the many replies to this memorial thread. I too was hoping to stop in on him in Beacon alas. His posts here (and on other forums) showed a well mannered, quiet intelligence that few possess. On a different forum where the occasional flaming occurred he never rose to the bait any swab directed at him. He was too classy for that.
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I noticed no recent posts and wondered where he might be. I always read his posts and many times thought how lucky we were to have such experience available. His measured responses were always appreciated and will be missed by me,
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Will miss having such an experienced hand around. All the best, Robert.

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I was always giving him a hard time about the Tartan brand.
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I'm sorry I didn't know him. Your post and the references to his own post have allowed me to learn a little about him. The one about going through the hurricane shows a man who could have excelled as an author too, that was great writing! Did he write any books? I'm glad his post can still be read.

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This just came to my attention. I am saddened to hear of it. I recall taking particular note of "Tartan34C"s posts when I first came to Sailnet. Certainly Robert will be sorely missed by all who knew him and the Sailnet community.

Fair winds, Robert. Perhaps we'll meet on the other side, some day.

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Thanks for bumping this, somehow I missed it too. I, like Alex, was looking forward to meeting him in Portugal. I wondered why he canceled the trip and somehow suspect it was related.

He will be sorely missed.
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