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Old 02-16-2011, 02:23 PM   #1
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It is with great sadness that this announcement is sent which is of interest to all sailors, local and international.

Alistair Campbell, ZS5MU, passed away Monday, 14th February. He was well-known in the yachting community as a knowledgeable weather guru for the South African waters, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. He took location positions from those yachts checking in and gave weather forecasts as to what weather to expect on a daily basis. He held an annual party for all yachts, locals or foreign, the first weekend in December at his Sugar Plantation in Umzumbe. This past year marked 31 years of faithful service to yachtsmen. He is survived by his wife, Davina Campbell.

Services will be held at St. Anne's Anglican Church in Umzumbe on Friday, 18th February at 10 AM.
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It is with great sadness that this announcement is sent which is of interest to all sailors, local and international.

Alistair Campbell, ZS5MU, passed away Monday, 14th February. He was well-known in the yachting community as a knowledgeable weather guru for the South African waters, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. He took location positions from those yachts checking in and gave weather forecasts as to what weather to expect on a daily basis. He held an annual party for all yachts, locals or foreign, the first weekend in December at his Sugar Plantation in Umzumbe. This past year marked 31 years of faithful service to yachtsmen. He is survived by his wife, Davina Campbell.

Services will be held at St. Anne's Anglican Church in Umzumbe on Friday, 18th February at 10 AM.
We remain thankful for the service to the cruising community of people like Alistair Campbell. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in Umzumbe.
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A legend in his own time. Leaving a chasm which nobody is going to fill,he will be sadly missed by his own family, of course, but also by the cruising community at large.
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It is always sad when one of "us" cruisers passes away, especially when he is someone of Alistair Campbell's stature.

My deepest sympathy to his family.
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