An old friend, but not an old man, passed yesterday. The only news is on Facebook as of now, but what I read seems to indicate he may have died of a heart attack while racing in Newport yesterday. Apologies for any inaccuracies, but I wanted to share as Hayden has touched so many lives in the high perf and match racing world. A brilliant sailor, great winter sports instructor, and a generous and optimistic human being. Fair winds.
For those who didn’t know him, Hayden was a kiwi turned Colorado snowboard instructor, and one of the top pro trimmers in the game. Multiple WMRT champion, M32, Melges 20/24/32, big boats, the Cup, and just a beast of a sailor. Founding member of US-One. – Mr. Clean.
There is a thread.