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  • His son Nate announced the passing of his Dad.
    I have 4 decades of sailing and racing with family and friends to thank Geoff for.
    I talked to him once, in San Felipe Mexico at the Prindle Mid-Winters in 1981-ish and took this picture of him as he was awarded first place on his P-15 at the regatta.
    Visionary Surfer dude, sailboat designer, entrepreneur.

    Edited by klozhald on Aug 03, 2023 - 02:21 AM.

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    Prindle 18-2 #244 "Wakizashi"
    Prindle 16 #3690 "Pegasus" Sold (sigh)
    AZ Multihull Fleet 42 member
    (Way) Past Commodore of Prindle Fleet 14
    Arizona, USA
  • RIP
  • I wrote this here a couple of years ago in an unrelated discussion:

    In the first couple of years that I had the Mystere, I hauled it down to SoCal (behind my '64 Rambler Classic!) - my cousin lived in/around Santa Ana, Newport Beach, etc., and I'd go down and stay for weeks, hang with him and his friends, buy a lot of records, and sail off of Long Beach. One year I'd been bashing around out there for a couple of hours and came in to shore for a break, to fiddle with something, whatever. A few minutes later this guy comes loping down the beach with his hand out, saying "Hey! I'm Geoff Prindle! Never seen one of these boats - what is it? Mind if I have a look around?" He took off his shades, popped one of the hatches, and used them as an inspection mirror to have a peek inside. Hung out and chatted with him for about half an hour, then got back out.

    I really appreciate the link to the photo - that's exactly as I remember him 40+ years ago.

    Southern Alberta and all over the damn place.
    1981 SuperCat 20 "Roberts' Rockets"
    1983 SuperCat 19
    TriFoiler #23 "Unfair Advantage"
    Mystere 17
    Unicorn A-Class (probably made by Trowbridge) that I couldn't resist rescuing at auction.
    H18 & Zygal (classic) Tornado - stolen and destroyed - very unpleasant story.
    Invitation and Mistral and Sunflower and windsurfers w/ Harken hydrofoils and god knows what else...

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