In the memory of a long time friend who Loved The America's Cup at least as much as I

I shall dedicate my photos of this the 34th America's Cup in San Francisco to


I met Karen in 1992 at a going away party for the Nippon Challenge on Mission Bay

She gave much of her life to helping others and volunteering whenever needed (SD AC-45's above)

I enjoyed Karen's company at many beach & sailing related events throughout the years

In 2000 Karen brought me needed supplies to Auckland NZ for the America's Cup

Our paths crossed many times daily and She came along for a ride on me YACHT around the Viaduct Basin

We each went out to all the race days (delayed or not) and she took some great Pix of me from her yachts

I had No idea of Karen's health conditions untill the end :-(

We had long ago made plans to ride together once again on me YACHT around San Francisco for this America's Cup

Well I'm going and I'm taking (a little) Karen with me She shall yet again enjoy a ride around the festivities

only this time she shall stay and become a part of the America's Cup joining the Wind & Waves as the AC-72's Race around

Rest in Peace Sweet lady !!