Captain Mike Harker, "The Wanderlust"............... - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 04-07-2011
Skyskier's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Skyskier is on a distinguished road
Captain Mike Harker, "The Wanderlust"...............

Sorry to barge into your forums here with this sad news,........Mike Harker was my friend for over 50 years, I just heard about Mike's passing last friday in Marigot. I am NOT a sailor but I have been around boat racing since I met Mike in 1961, we ski raced together, started in the 13 - 15 boys class, behind 18 ft. flat bottom boats. I'm trying to find out ANY info as to whether or not Mike's death was a result of the beating he took awhile back when his boat was boarded while anchored in the harbor. All we know at this time we got from a post on another site, stating it was thought he had a stroke. Me and a couple other "old ski racers" were gonna meet Mike up in San Francisco at the boat show later this month. The attached pics are of Mike riding a skyski when he was here in the states.....
all of us ALWAY's looked forward to the rare occasion when Mike was here in America. If anybody know's of another sail boat forum this could be posted on , please let me know. Like I said, we are just looking for more info, hopefully someone who knew Mike and was in Marigot last week will see this post
thanks in advance, and sorry for such a long read on my 1st post.

Denny Scales
Attached Thumbnails
Captain Mike Harker, "The Wanderlust"...............-mh-1.jpg  
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 04-07-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 266
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
sailor50 is on a distinguished road
Skyskier,

He was an outgoing man, our condolences to you.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 04-07-2011
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 3,397
Thanks: 0
Thanked 113 Times in 101 Posts
Rep Power: 4
JonEisberg will become famous soon enough
Damn, that's a real shame, he was a remarkable guy...

I had the pleasure of meeting Mike in Miami several years ago, one of those people you just liked immediately... It was easy to see how he managed to get all those cute young things to go sailing with him... He certainly accomplished a lot in his comparatively brief career as a sailor, and his loss should serve as a reminder to us all the value of just getting out there and doing it while you can...

For those not familiar with Mike's life story and accomplishments, I highly recommend checking out the series of interviews he did with LATITUDE 38, they're still archived on their site... What he managed to accomplish in his life after nearly being killed and paralyzed in a para-gliding accident, truly inspirational... One of those individuals who touched everyone he met in a positive and uplifting fashion, no doubt about it...

Sad loss, but he still had a pretty damn good run, all in all...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 04-14-2011
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Posts: 7
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
sailingnanc is on a distinguished road
Mike Harker, Wanderlust

Such sad news. I just heard that Mike is dead.

I was in email contact with Mike over the last year, but hadn't heard from him in a while. Was working on an article about him. I would also like to know if and how this happened. Hope to hear from anyone who has details.

Thanks,
Nancy
YourCruisingEditor
cruisingeditor @ gmail
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 04-14-2011
Skyskier's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Skyskier is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by sailingnanc View Post
Such sad news. I just heard that Mike is dead.

I was in email contact with Mike over the last year, but hadn't heard from him in a while. Was working on an article about him. I would also like to know if and how this happened. Hope to hear from anyone who has details.

Thanks,
Nancy
YourCruisingEditor
cruisingeditor @ gmail
Nancy, if you send me an email, I'll fill you in on what little info we have thus far.
I do NOT have enough posts here to email, post an email address etc. I'll try this

denny scales at gmail dot com
Denny Scales
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
"Seacock" vs. "ballcock" or "ball valve?" SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 18 09-02-2013 05:31 PM
Aye Aye Captain vs "Yes Dear" rockDAWG General Discussion (sailing related) 24 11-12-2010 11:17 AM
How to avoid sailing with "Captain Ron" ? CharlesCook Crew Wanted/Available 8 10-24-2007 12:36 PM
C270 Main Sail "stack Pack", Quick Cover", "lazy Bag" Install randy22556 Catalina 1 02-28-2007 11:53 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:11 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.