Sent by Jasper van Staveren. US F18 sailor Todd Christensen passed away. Todd as an active US F18 member, he was 12th at the 2014 F18 U.S. Nationals sailing together with his borther-in-law John Hoag.
Words by Rich Vilvens:
"It is with heavy hearts, and great sadness, we report the loss of a super sailor, husband, son, and friend to all of us. Todd Christensen passed away November 20th 2014, at his parents home while recovering from major surgery. Starting at the age of 13, Todd was a big part of the Hobie Cat family, over time joining the International F18 Class Catamarans, and keel boat fleets as a member of the Shrek team.
Todd could do it all, from foredeck to skipper, on a large monohull, a fast F18 or master of the Hobie 16. As an engineer and master craftsman, Todd helped our sailing community immeasurably. From storing and transporting race gear, to modifying trailers for hauling as many boats as possible to events. In his spare time, he volunteered to man chase boats, help with youth programs, organize regattas, and hold various officer positions in our Division and Local Fleets."
You are welcome to join us in a celebration of his life on Saturday, December 13th at 2 pm at:
John Knox Presbyterian Church
109 SW Normandy Rd
Seattle WA, 98166