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Appreciation For Rona Bowman By Luke Van Beek


Funnily enough my most vivid memory of Rona is peeling potatoes onboard Discovery as part of the crew. I think we also pulled a whaler on the Thames! We competed as teenagers, became firm friends later. Rona came out to Gibraltar to see me and happily carried, as hand luggage, a windsurfer mast.
Sadly in later years we didn't see as much of each other. There was one memorable weekend when Rona joined me for a regatta in the Solent: we were short handed, it poured with rain all weekend, was rough and I persuaded Rona to be bowman. Her relience, sense of humour and a few choice words came through!
A great loss; you will be missed.

Luke

Added on: 8 March 2008

 

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