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Retrospective

Retrospective

The
sinking of the Cythina Woods and the loss of Roger Stone is a tragic loss
to the legacy of the Texas A&M University at Galveston sailing team
and school community as a whole. I attended the school, a small extension
of the University devoted to Marine Engineering and the Marine Sciences
along with the dedicated students of the Merchant Marine Academy.

After
a ten year hiatus from sailboat racing and returning to the US as a function
of working and living overseas I decided to seek out a new boat to race
again. That was in 2001.

After
I found the boat, had it delivered to Kemah, Texas – Galveston Bay, I
spent time in the boat yard upgrading the Andrews 30 and looking for crew
that could sail the boat on the edge. During that time I read an article
about a group of college sailors from TAMUG that rescued a family from
a Van driven, by a crazed maniac bent on killing himself and a family
of five (the wonders of crack) by driving off into twelve feet of water
in the area of the TAMUG sailing team practice area in Galveston, Texas.