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Old May 18th 06, 11:07 PM posted to alt.sailing.asa
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Say a prayer for the family of Hans Horrevoets, 32, of The Netherlands.
He was a crew member aboard ABN AMRO TWO, one of the yachts competing
in the Volvo Ocean Race. He died earlier this morning after failing to
regain consciousness after being swept overboard from the boat. Sad
way to go when competing at the top of the game. I guess he wasn't
wearing a saftey line. Don't know why since it happened in the middle
of the night.


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Old May 18th 06, 11:52 PM posted to alt.sailing.asa
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Read about it here....very sad indeed.

http://tinyurl.com/ls3yh


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Old May 19th 06, 01:16 AM posted to alt.sailing.asa
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No safety line, no PFD, and you're probably dead on the ocean in other than
the most benign conditions.

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Say a prayer for the family of Hans Horrevoets, 32, of The Netherlands.
He was a crew member aboard ABN AMRO TWO, one of the yachts competing
in the Volvo Ocean Race. He died earlier this morning after failing to
regain consciousness after being swept overboard from the boat. Sad
way to go when competing at the top of the game. I guess he wasn't
wearing a saftey line. Don't know why since it happened in the middle
of the night.



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Old May 19th 06, 02:59 AM posted to alt.sailing.asa
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Ringmaster wrote:

Say a prayer for the family of Hans Horrevoets, 32, of The Netherlands.
He was a crew member aboard ABN AMRO TWO, one of the yachts competing
in the Volvo Ocean Race. He died earlier this morning after failing to
regain consciousness after being swept overboard from the boat. Sad
way to go when competing at the top of the game. I guess he wasn't
wearing a saftey line. Don't know why since it happened in the middle
of the night.


A tragedy for the man's family & for the team... at 32 he
still had a heck of a lot of good years ahead. OTOH he died
doing what he really loved (a trite saying but true).

I also wonder about the safety line/harness issue but I bet
the story will be fully covered in the sailing press. This
disaster will cast a shadow on AMBRO's wonderful sailing
record up to now.

Sadly- Doug King



 
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