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Old 13 June 2006, 14:04   #1
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Robert Avis.

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Bob Avis on Sunday.

Bob was a great champion of all us Ribster's and Fast Boats in general through his many article's and books and his work with the RYA.
He was no mean boat driver himself, as was witnessed by those of us at the Fleet review last year when he was out and about in the RYA Rib.
He was also one of nature's gentlemen, a rare thing nowadays.

He had battled the big C last year, but it came back a few months ago.

I believe that the funeral is on Monday 19th in Kenley, Surrey, but will know more later in the week.

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It is with great sadness that I have to announce the passing of Bob Avis on Sunday.



such a great loss, Rob was a great guy, very sad day indeed........
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Very sad - he reviewed our boat last summer after the Cowes race - a very very nice man!
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I just can't believe it. He was a great guy. He also reviewed our rib
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Never met him but have read quite a bit about him. Thoughts with his family at the moment - things like this just shouldn't happen to the "nice guys"!!!
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