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Passing of a Friend

On Saturday, our friend Byron Hicks passed away after a very long battle with brain cancer.

Byron was a great person to sail with and a friend you always looked forward to seeing again. He made an impact on so many people.

Long time (real long time) Force 5 Class Association Member/Past Class Officer/Competitor and all-around great guy. For those of you who knew Byron, nothing more probably needs to be said.  For those who did not, he was the type of person that you always looked forward to seeing when at a regatta.  In addition to being a very accomplished sailor, his welcoming, outgoing and jovial personality made him a true joy to be around.  He was impossible not to notice or immediately like.  He was a true gentleman but, that never got in the way of him playing a good practical joke or tossing down a few ginger ales and having a good time.  He will certainly be missed.

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