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06-01-2008 12:04 PM
SAILORDUDE01 I'm very sorry to hear about your loss I have loss some friends this year myself,
They have no more pain,
Ian
06-01-2008 10:02 AM
meberman
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Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
Actually meberman, that was me behind you crossing the line in the catamaran "Patience Two".
I wasn't looking for bragging rights to last place! ;-) Being in the last "fleet" (they didn't anticipate powerboats, so they had us "start" after NS2), I was able to get pictures of the 50 or so boats that were in loose formation ahead of us. Quite a sight.

We didn't stay for the entire race - looked like it became a drifter and boats were still finishing after dark.
05-31-2008 04:44 PM
chucklesR Actually meberman, that was me behind you crossing the line in the catamaran "Patience Two".
05-31-2008 01:49 PM
Paresh55
My Prayers.............

Sorry for the loss.... True... The waters will be emptier without a fine sailor.
05-31-2008 01:41 PM
uspirate
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Originally Posted by meberman View Post
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.

I'm a new poster to Sailnet and can't yet post hyperlinks (strange restriction), so someone please reply to this post with the correct URL. The photos are at flickr/photos/meberman, where "flickr" is the URL of flickr.com.
here ya go
Flickr: meberman's Photostream
05-31-2008 01:21 PM
meberman
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.

I'm a new poster to Sailnet and can't yet post hyperlinks (strange restriction), so someone please reply to this post with the correct URL. The photos are at flickr/photos/meberman, where "flickr" is the URL of flickr.com.
05-30-2008 12:27 PM
mtboat Very sorry to hear .
05-30-2008 12:05 PM
bubb2 That's Class, Sailor's do it right! Just truly fitting. I have no more words.
05-30-2008 11:42 AM
JohnRPollard 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.
05-30-2008 10:11 AM
chucklesR 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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