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PFDs--all the time?
Dying while sailing is not a Great Way To Go
Having a good life, sharing it with family and friends, and when you are old hopefully one night you will hug your beloved, go to sleep and when you awake, you will be on the "other side" whatever that side maybe to you.
Trust me, I am Jamie''s mother...it was not a great way to go at 34
TO ALL OF YOU WHO SAIL:
If you are old enough to be out on open water, you are old enough to be taking responsibility for your own actions. No one, not a Captain or an owner, bears the responsibility for your own actions..you do.
Jamie is/was a professional. He loved what he did. He sailed with a great crew and skipper. He lived his life full tilt. Yes, I wish he had worn his vest, so take heed.
Take the extra minutes to do what is right for the safety first rule.
No one should have to receive the phone call at 11 o''clock at night, that asks, Are you (fill in YOUR name ) ''s mother?
I have always been proud to be his mother, that night what I would have given to be able to say no, you must want someone else
Sail well, sail safely
Kathleen C. Koppenhoefer