Re: Lyle Hess Past Away.

Roger:
 
I know you were a personal friend of Lyle Hess.  I offer my deepest condolences to you and all those who knew Lyle.
 
He gave us all something in his designs and those who sail his boats pay tribute to the man and the wonderful seaworthy sailing machines he created.  When we take to sea, perhaps his spirit goes with all of us, on the lonely reaches of the sea.
 
Fair Winds and Follow Seas Lyle, Fair Winds,
 
S/V IDUNA
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 7:30 PM
Subject: [bcc] Lyle Hess Past Away.

To the group,
I was just informed that Lyle Hess passed away on July 18, 2002 at the age of 90.
I am sorry to have to inform the group this way but I did not know of any other way.    
Roger Olson



To the group,
I was just informed that Lyle Hess passed away on July 18, 2002 at the age of 90.
I am sorry to have to inform the group this way but I did not know of any other way.    
Roger Olson

— Roger Olson <roger.olson@att.net > wrote: > To the
group,

I was just informed that Lyle Hess passed away on
July 18, 2002 at the age of 90.

I am sorry to have to inform the group this way but
I did not know of any other way.

Roger Olson

Thanks for the news, albeit sad, Roger.

When asked if there is a common quality running
throughout his designs, Lyle answered thoughtfully, “I
feel that any boat that points her bow out to sea
should be designed so that the crew need not worry
about a safe return–no matter what tricks the weather
may play. I guess if there is a unifying thought
behind my designs, it is to bring skipper and crew
home, in one piece, no matter what.”

“As for me,” he added, “even though there are many
easier ways to earn a living, all that I ever wanted
to do is design boats.”

In memory

Bil

05° 20’N 100° 15’E

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Physically gone from our midst but oh so much a part of all of our lives.  Lyle will stay alive as long as anyone anywhere is sailing one of his wonderful boats.
 
I toast to his spirit and his genius, and thank our lucky stars that he was who he was.
 
Nica Waters
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Wednesday, September 11, 2002 4:30 PM
Subject: [bcc] Lyle Hess Past Away.

To the group,
I was just informed that Lyle Hess passed away on July 18, 2002 at the age of 90.
I am sorry to have to inform the group this way but I did not know of any other way.    
Roger Olson