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Vanuatu: Sad passing of Ross Wilson of the Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club

By Sue Richards last modified May 28, 2014 09:10 AM
Contributors: Our thanks to Peter Wederell and SY Shiraz for passing on this news.
Ross Wilson, multiple year past commodore of the Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club, passed away on Monday. Ross worked hard towards the development of international yachting within Vanuatu and will be sorely missed.

Published: 2014-05-27 23:00:00
Countries: Vanuatu

It is with sadness that I report the passing of Ross Wilson in the early hours of Monday morning, May 26, 2014, aged 73.

Ross was Commodore of the Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club for many years and was involved with Jimmy Cornell in organising the stopovers for the round the world regatta yachts.

He will be sorely missed. One of Vila'a great characters !

B. J. Skane
Yacht "Shiraz"
Port Vila

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robfagan
robfagan says:
May 31, 2014 11:58 PM

Ross Wilson was a great guy and I'm deeply sadden with the news of his death. I first met Ross in PNG in 1980, I was only 25 and he was an old guy of 40. He had a certain mana about him which was good as we were working in the Ramu Valley half way between Lae and Madang, with 300 local workers whom he controlled firmly but fairly. I learnt a lot from Ross in many things and we had some great adventures. I've kept in contact with Ross over the years with Christmas messages and the odd email and always intended to pay him a visit. It just goes to prove the old saying "do it now, you don't know what's going to happen tomorrow" My condolences to family and friends. Rob Fagan, Island Bay, Wellington, New Zealand, email eden.trust@paradise.net.nz

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