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Board » In memoriam » Aaron James Gage - 1971-2012

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This came as a blow... I have been on SOL since November 2011 and every single time I conversed with Aaron via chat or email he was pushing for me to get more competative. I do not how such a loss of knowledge can be replaced, how his whit can be replicated... Simple answer is that it cannot. When I joined just prior to the start of the SOL world race I was at a complete loss for a few days... 'Sailed' (if you could call it that) hopelessly blind. On day 3 Aaron sent me a message and showed me the way. I have never really had the opportunity to thank him for that... Now it is too late.
First SOLer to reply to and chat with me on chat... Thanks for that mate

Allright Aaron... I'll do better in future... in your memory chap.

Fair winds SOLer and sailor. Till we meet again.

--- Last Edited by WetWing at 2012-07-15 10:28:02 ---

--- Last Edited by WetWing at 2012-07-15 10:28:54 ---
I like to talk a lot... sometimes I even make sense, mostly not...
The news of Aaron's passing away saddens me deeply and my thoughts go out to his family. He will be sorely missed.

Last year Aaron gave me his framework for interfacing with the SOL server. His Polar Exlorer was one of the tools using this framework which is written in C#. He said at the time that he hoped others would expand on it, so I feel it only right I make it available.

Fair winds,
Philip
daysailer.wordpress.com
Unfortunately, words cannot bring him back to life, I doubt even if words can relieve a little bit the sorrow of his family.
I have never chatted with Aaron, but I admired his smartness and elegance in virtual sailing, his devotion to SOL and the help that was bringing all times at anybody who was asking him for advice.
I write this words in a desperate attempt to alleviate my own sadness.
I will miss you Aaron and I think a lot of you and of your little daughter.

Ας αναπαύεται η ψυχή σου εν ειρήνη. (May your soul rest in peace).

Jason Arvanitis
Ouch... :-(

This is sad. Positive vibrations to Aaron´s family.

The little I know him, I'm sure he was a great fellow.

Best wishes for his loved ones

Good wind for all
A great loss for all. My condolances to Aarons family.

De gestorvene

Zeven maal om de aarde gaan,
als het zou moeten op handen en voeten;
zevenmaal om die ene te groeten
die daar lachend te wachten zou staan.
Zeven maal om de aarde gaan

Zeven maal over de zeeen te gaan,
schraal in de kleren, wat zou het mij deren,
kon uit de dood ik die ene doen keren.
Zeven maal over de zeeen gaan -
zeven maal om met z'n tweeen te staan
------------------------------------------
The Deceased

Seven times around the earth I go
if nescesarry on all fours;
seven times around to greet you
who would be waiting there smiling.
Seven times around the earth I go

Seven times over the seas I go
in skimpy clothes, what would I care,
if from the dead I could do return you .
Seven times over the seas I go
seven times to stand together.
(poem by Ida Gerhard)
------------------------------------------
Although i have never met him i hope you can find a little comfort knowing he has been an inspiration to me and this community.

Tempest / Kees

--- Last Edited by Tempest at 2012-07-15 14:42:30 ---
Just read the news on Aaron, and just can´t believe it!!
Been on SOL since 2007, and there has always been good help on chat and forum. From original staff over Laiska, brainaid, ita, Winston, 76Tr and of course AG.
Your explanations and tips will live for long!!

Your´s
Clas Horn // clash
Åsa
Sweden
me siento realmente triste, agage se que desde donde estes estaras con los soler y ayudando como siempre hiciste con todos aquellos que te pedian consejos, MAESTRO simpre estaras en mis pensamientos ,un abrazo a toda su familia

--- Last Edited by elbetico at 2012-07-15 16:42:58 ---
Aaron, I am sad you have to go so soon leaving your family and little daugther without your huges and this sailing comunity without your great help and work.

Wherever you be sailing now I thank you for the improuvements and good vibrations you have made in SOL where we enjoy so much time.

Til we meet again, fair vents friend.
è un periodo che ho poco tempo per seguire Sol.. solo adesso ho letto di questa prematura scomparsa

ti vengono in mente 1- 10 -100- 1.000.000 di parole

ma ti rendi conto che ti resta solo un Ciao Aaron ti auguro un buon vento ovunque tu sia ..

Nizz
Aaron. I miss you. Long chats at night when everybody else was sleeping. Nice comments and visions. Hope you feel good where ever you are.

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