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RIP Rick White, 1937 to 2017  Bottom

  • Rick White died today after a brief battle with lung cancer.

    Rick promoted, inspired, and instructed several generations of beachcat sailors and I'm sure lots of us have stories of close encounters with such a colorful character.

    RIP Rick White
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  • RIP Rick
    My condolences to Mary and family



    Edited by MN3 on Jan 11, 2017 - 07:09 PM.
  • Condolences to Mary and his family. Love his book.

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    John

    Houlton Tornado
    Hobie 16
    AMF Force 5
    AMF MiniFish
    O'DAY Javelin (sold)

    CT
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  • Legend, leader and inspiration.
    Best wishes to his family.

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    Sheet In!
    Bob
    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42
    (Way) Past Commodore, Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
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  • Condolences to Mary and his family.

    He was quite an inspiration and teacher for our hobby/sport. His book (Catamaran Racing: For the 90's) and videos have and will be long studied.

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    Hobie 16 (3 formerly)
    MacGregor 25 (formerly)
    Chrysler Dagger 14 (formerly)
    NACRA 5.0 (currently)
    High Point, NC
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  • Condolences to Mary and his family.
    His book inspires me still

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    Supercat 15
    Windrider 17
    Several Sunfish and Sunfish clones
    Ratboat built from Zuma and Sunfish parts
    Shallow water sailor in the Delaware Bay
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  • Condolences to Mary and his family.
    His book and videos helped me to be a better sailor. He was a inspiration for beachcat sailors and will be missed.

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    Scott
    Prindle 18
    Annapolis, Maryland
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  • Rick was one of those guys you thought would
    be around for ever.
    Sorry to hear of his passing. RIP Rick White.

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    Nacra 5.8 NA
    '05 Getaway sold
    Hunter 216 traded
    windrider 17 gone
    Hobie 18 M sold
    Hobie 18 sold
    RS Vision and........
    Assorted Racing Dingies
    "life is too short for slow boats"
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  • I hope his signature race continues as a tribute to his memory. RIP.

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    Tom
    NACRA 5.7 (1984 Sail 181)
    Pennsylvania
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  • I had the pleasure of meeting him once at a regatta and learned so much for him in short amount of time. Without a doubt, he did more to promote and inspire catamaran sailing and racing than anyone I've ever known. To be around him was very humbling yet inspiring, he had a gentle way about him and was always approachable.
    My heart and prayers go out to Mary and his family and he will be missed greatly but never forgotten in my mind. His passion and memory will live on through the countless folks he help.

    Thank you Rick,
    Fair winds and following seas.

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    Todd

    '95 Prindle 19
    '86 Hobie Magnum (sold)
    '82 Mobjack
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  • I'm thankful for people like Rick that loved sailing, sharing his passion, persistence and dedication that he transferred to anyone that is searching for more.

    We all have bigger shoes to fill now!

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    David
    Nacra 5.5SL
    Nacra 5.2 (sold)
    San Diego, CA
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  • Condolences to the family and friends of Rick White. I personally did not know him but that doesn't matter, and from what I have learned here he was a great advocate, teacher, mentor, and visionary for the sport of cat sailing and sailing in general. He was also a great friend, family man, and a good person and sounds like someone I would really would have wanted to know and have as a friend and mentor in my life, not only for sailing, but just life. Sail on Rick, Sail on...

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    Marty
    1984 Hobie 16 "Yellow Fever"
    Opelika, Al / Lake Martin
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  • QuoteI hope his signature race continues as a tribute to his memory. RIP.

    he had many:

    tradewinds in the keys where they held many classes and the wave nationals (that was not Hobie sanctioned) his rules allowed for some mods and other non stock things that improved performance

    the steeplechase in s fl

    races in Put in bay Ohio too (his summer home)


    http://www.catsailor.com/hall_fame/RickWhite.html
  • I took his racing class twice, and learned a ton both times. He was a great sailor and a very personable man. He will be missed.

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