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Ge Been (NED-13) in memoriam october 2017

Dear Friends,
It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that last night our dear Friend Ge Been has passed away. He has been an inspiring sailing friend for many of us, always ready to help out with advice, tools, gear and work and he has built some of the most beautiful Monotypes around as well as a wonderful traditional Dutch ice yacht. But also in wet water sailing he has built, restored and helped so many yachts and yachtsmen. His workbench in his workshop, with the woodstove and coffee and beers on the grinding table was a famous place of gathering because foremost, Ge was a very generous and hospitable, social man.

We will all miss him very much indeed and will often think back, with a smile, to his many standard expressions, comments on work properly or poorly done, and the social center he was in so many lives. That we can cherish and be grateful for. Our thoughts are with his wife Marrie and daughter Brigitte, grandchild and family.
Kind regards,
Pieter den Haan Oct 25, 2017
 


Ge Been 2010


Jan Hesselman 1940-2010

Jan was one of initiators of reestablishing the XV class internationally, and the driving force in the XV class in Sweden 1991-1995. Jan was also behind the first XV (XV S-16) to be built for Swedish sailors.
Photo: in Fiskeboda 2005   by Ulf Torberger


Oleg Ekimov 1938-2007
Photo: in Fiskeboda 2001   by Ulf Torberger


Anatolij Konovalov -2003


Nikolaj Kargopolov -2003
Photo: in Vörtsjärv 2002   by Ulf Torberger

Last week, two of our fellow members and very close friends got killed in a car accident. Anatolij Konovalov and Nikolaj Kargopolov are no longer with us. This came as a huge shock, and will certainly have very bad consequences for Monotype class in Russia as these two gentlemen were the driving force behind the Russian Monotype-XV.
George Bolsch October 1, 2003


 


 

 

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