Feb 11, 2017

Mikey Howser, in Memoriam


Really unexpected have Mikey Howser passing away, months ago I met him and Faye here in Buenos Aires as he came to race the F18 Worlds, I managed to get a charter for them and since day 1 from mail exchange the only thing I knew from them was a constant thanks and good will.

Then when we met here, it was the same, good will and eager to sail and having new experiences, as the trip they made to our Patagonia later. Mickey worked in the Cat community as a dealer and I'm glad to see one of his later works was delivering Nacra 15s to the kids along Pete Melvin.

A memorial will take place on February 14, 2017 from 11am - 3pm at the San Andreas Memorial Chapel 254 W. St. Charles Street, San Andreas, CA 95249.

Below some words of a fellow F18 sailor and friend Rich Vilvens :

"Mikey Howser passed peacefully at his home on 9 Feb 2017. Most people know him from the sailing community as the man who was always positive. He would travel with his wife Faye to events all around the world.

Formerly a dealer for Hobie Cat he had in the last few years became a Nacra distributor. His love for being out on the water was contagious. He would encourage the young and old to keep sailing and keep going. Always having time to help out with rigging or having that part you needed. Recently he helped to bring the New Youth boats to the West Coast and organized set up and rigging.
Many didn't know him outside of sailing, however he was just as active there. He was a Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother, Husband and a friend. A former pilot in the Air Force, ski enthusiast, entrepreneur, poker player and avid outdoors man.

His family and friends are saddened by the sudden loss, however all our lives are better and fuller for knowing him."
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Sail On Mikey!

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