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Chuck, I was at Jabins that evening. As in most sailing circles, news, good and tragic travels fast. No one knew a name that night. My heart skipped a beat... I knew you were from Cape St Claire and that night no one had a name. I did not know him however, over the next few days comments from the morning coffee crowd at Jabins spoke of your friend... how he was an avid sailor and racer they held a high respect for. And what a kind soul he was... my thoughts of kindness go out to his family and to those like you, who have felt the rewards of knowing such a treasure that graced the waters ... in time, may your sorrow fade as the memories live on.
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Chuck:

I just bought two more inflatable harnesses/lifejackets from Sailnet. They are a part of my new "Life Jackets all the Time for Everybody" policy on my boat.

They are in honor of your friend.

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A brief update, according to a news report the autopsy showed the cause of death as drowning, not cardiac arrest.
Makes sense to me, as cardiac arrest is a symptom of death, not a cause (not to be confused with myocardial infraction or the colloquial 'heart attack' ).

Ralph was a master Diver, lack of swimming skills was not involved - goes to show the conditions of the event leading to the accident and his death.

A memorial service will be held at the Cape St Claire Community center on June 2nd, 2pm to 5pm.
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Hats off to Magothy River Sailing Association for pulling together a fitting and classy tribute to a fallen friend. I can't conceive a nicer compliment.

Fair winds to you, Ralph Reitan.
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That's Class, Sailor's do it right! Just truly fitting. I have no more words.
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Ralph Reitan tribute pictures posted

I have put pictures from the Magothy River Sailing Association tribute to Ralph Reitan from 5/28/2008 up on flickr.com. I was on Coyote, an Albin 43 powerboat, that was last to cross the honorary start line in tribute to Ralph. We had Ralph's wife and extended family on board with us.

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I have put pictures from the Magothy River Sailing Association tribute to Ralph Reitan from 5/28/2008 up on flickr.com. I was on Coyote, an Albin 43 powerboat, that was last to cross the honorary start line in tribute to Ralph. We had Ralph's wife and extended family on board with us.

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My Prayers.............

Sorry for the loss.... True... The waters will be emptier without a fine sailor.
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Actually meberman, that was me behind you crossing the line in the catamaran "Patience Two".
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