Sorry to say that Claiborne Young died yesterday from a motorcycle accident.
He was the driving force behind the Salty Southeast Cruisers Net, an excellent cruising resource. He was also a class act all the way.
Claiborne was a friend of mine. We met professionally about three years ago and just got along. I suspect Claiborne got along with just about everyone he met. He was one of the nicest people I have every known. We didn't agree on everything we talked about; he was one of the special people that could disagree with you and still be friends.
We spoke on the phone every month or so. I'll miss those calls.
Claiborne lost his wife to a protracted illness just a short while ago. I'd like to think they are back together again. I know he loved her very much.