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Those of us who knew Colin and were in the port that his body was taken to got to say a very terrible goodbye to him this morning. We are pretty upset, and we ask to to consider that the media reports are Wrong....
sailondreams, the crew of S/V Abracadabra would like to express its condolences to Colin's wife, you, and Colin's other friends at your loss .

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sailondreams... condolences to all the friends as well. Since you have made a point of telling us what NOT to believe...when you are up to it...come back and give us the real story...in the meantime it is more important for friends and family to come together than anything else.

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I just want to second Sailondreams on the inacuracy of the press. When my daughter was 11, she and a friend took a shortcut across a pond during the winter and hit a thin spot in the ice. They came within a whisker of dying and the whole thing was a local media sensation. Reading the subsequent press stories brought home to me something I'd been taught in school, which was that you absolutely cannot trust what you read in the papers to be even near accurate. The reporters had even managed to get the names wrong as well as most of the pertinent details. There was a lot they just fabricated. I feel for this couples family and friends as it must be very painful to read some of the utter bosh that the "news" media dishes out as thinly disguised entertainment that keeps the money rolling in.

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Sailordreams, we would like to express our condolences to Colin's wife, you, and Colin's other friends at your loss . Its a terrible accident. I am going to give my man an extra hug when I see him later.
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Sailon,
Condolences also, a tragedy. I'm sure somewhere in this sad story is a lesson we could all benefit from. When you're up to it I would like to hear the real story.
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My condolences to the family as well for their loss.

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Hopefully the poor woman is on the road to recovery. Hard to conceive of what she must have gone through and be going through. This can't hurt....


"Yachties offer support to dead sailor's wife

Queensland's yachting community is rallying around the wife of a sailor killed aboard their boat.
Police sailed the yacht to Gladstone overnight with the man's body still on board.
The couple had been on a 10-year expedition, sailing around the world.
The man died on Sunday, near Fraser Island, when he was hit in the head by the yacht's boom.
Senior Constable Peter Upton says police have taken calls from yachties from Bundaberg to Townsville who all want to help the widow.
"Received calls from people that have met them over their trips and some people who don't even know them, offering any support they can offer, from accommodation, assistance with the yacht and anything else she needs," he said."

Yachties offer support to dead sailor's wife ABC Queensland

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Hey, will you lot listen...glynis sure does know how to sail, the press did not report what actually happened. she was forced off her boat when the police and vmr got aboard. and i do mean forced off, as in given no choice about what she wanted to do. you have no idea also about the circumstances of the death, so comments about cpr are guesses made by reading media reports that are Not Accurate, okay?

Does anyone actually read all the way through any posts? This boat had a boom brake fitted, and the rest of the story is Not Accurately Reported in the media. Can we please be considerate - a tragic accident has occurred, and the people who were involved in the accident have a high need for respect.

Those of us who knew Colin and were in the port that his body was taken to got to say a very terrible goodbye to him this morning. We are pretty upset, and we ask to to consider that the media reports are Wrong....
My sincere condolences.

Having had first hand experience, I can attest to the lack of accuracy in many media reports.

Unfortunately, sometimes the reading a post all the way through isn't as important as jumping to conclusions.


I know, I've been guilty of it.
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This is indeed a very tragic accident and perhaps some details of their sailing ability will show just how sad and tragic this is.

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The news reports on the tragic death of Colin Craig on Yacht "Deja Vu" off the coast of Queensland Australia contained a few important inaccuracies ; To set the record straight :- Both Colin and his wife Glyn were both very experienced sailors. Colin was a former Commodore of the Zululand Yacht Club - one of the finest in Africa.

Colin and Glyn on Deja Vu won many international yacht races, including the Capetown to Rio, The Borneo cup, The Vasco de Gama down the South African Coast - just to name a few. Colin was a Radio Amateur - his call sign ZS5ABT - now silent.
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Our thoughts are with Glyn, family and friends at this time!
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Heartbreaking...RIP Colin..
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