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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2007 8:08 pm 
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Today, we celebrated the life of Thomas K. Ling at the Seattle Yacht Club. Friends and Family traveled from all over the World to remember Tom and share stories of his full life. Tom was a long time Hobie 16, 18, and 33 Sailor. Tom's Daughter Cheryl Ling, Norma Horner Ling ,Wife of 19 years, and his Brother David Ling, pus many of his friends shared memories and stories of Tom's life.

Fair Winds Tom, from all of your many Friends.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:31 pm 
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Tom Ling was a fierce H-18 sailor. He was competitive on the race course and friendly on shore. I used to dread being in front of him on the downwind leg as he had perfected the "snake wake" technique. He sailed H-16's, H-18's and Hobie 33 when I knew him. We sailed as competitors and as team mates on the various boats. I have many, many happy memories of how he lived his life. I am fortunate to have been a part of it.

Sail on Tom!

Doug Skidmore
Hobie Cat Company


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