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RIP Bertrand Lambert F307

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Created by landyacht > 9 months ago, 15 Jun 2013
landyacht
WA, 5799 posts
15 Jun 2013 7:51PM
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sad news yesterday, Bertrand Lambert passed away.
amazing landsailer to watch racing and complete gentleman .
When susan and I raced in UK in 1987, he made the effort to find us on the beach and introduce himself, just because we had come from another country and heard never heard of us

kiwi307
488 posts
16 Jun 2013 2:59PM
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That is sad. Any more info Paul? It was he who told me that I should use KZ307 as his number was F307. A lovely man. He had a very interesting background before being adopted by M and Mme Lambert. RIP Bertrand, the beach in the sky is filling up a bit too fast.

landyacht
WA, 5799 posts
16 Jun 2013 6:26PM
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most of the info Ive got seems to be from bits and pieces on various facebook groups, like fisly.
I had heard that hed been ill for some time, and had passed on his sail number

kiwi307
488 posts
16 Jun 2013 6:49PM
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I have picked up that he had been battling cancer. His F307 should be retired as they do with outstanding Hockey players (like Gretsky) and some race drivers in the US.

kiwi307
488 posts
17 Jun 2013 5:14PM
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Avery special Classe 3 tribute on the Euro site

landyacht
WA, 5799 posts
17 Jun 2013 7:19PM
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kiwi307 said..

I have picked up that he had been battling cancer. His F307 should be retired as they do with outstanding Hockey players (like Gretsky) and some race drivers in the US.


I think he passed it on to his daughter? definitely a F307 racing in promo team france
rather bizarre youtube, that was kiwi, but amazing to see what he could do with a 3. rather impressed by his push start speed too

kiwi307
488 posts
18 Jun 2013 5:09AM
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You might remember that a LOT of training went into starts, and a fair bit of thought on starting techniques. With the 50 + yacht fleets it was a very critical part of the race, and why "duck waddling" like you guys use wold never work, along with the need to overcome lighter winds/soggier surfaces.
I see on the Classe 3 site that our thoughts from here have been copied over.
Clemence, Charlotte and Elisabeth are coping well, Bertrand was suffering for around 9 years! I would not have recognised him from his latest photo.
If one of the girls uses the number, that for me, is OK, but never out of the family IMHO.

landyacht
WA, 5799 posts
18 Jun 2013 8:28PM
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frustratingly Ive got a ripper tape at home showing a class 3 start,where Lambert is simply in another league, but havent seen a VHS machine for some years

Chook2
WA, 1216 posts
18 Jun 2013 8:38PM
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landyacht said..

frustratingly Ive got a ripper tape at home showing a class 3 start,where Lambert is simply in another league, but havent seen a VHS machine for some years


You haven't looked on top of my tv, eh!!!!!

landyacht
WA, 5799 posts
18 Jun 2013 9:11PM
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but can you transfer to digital

US772
329 posts
18 Jun 2013 10:16PM
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In 1990 the US hosted the Worlds. Bertrand competed and won class 2 and got 2nd in class 3 behind Colin Palmer. His boat was amazing. I think it weighed 220lbs. I've never seen someone sail so well in light winds.

kiwi307
488 posts
19 Jun 2013 5:36AM
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Thought this might be relevant Sorry about the quality.

VindisDad
117 posts
25 Jun 2013 9:16PM
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Hi everyone,
Di & I have just returned from our holiday in US & Canada.

Very sad to hear of Bertrand's passing, I remember him as a gentleman of the sport as well as an unmatched sailor.
Like Rhys says there are too few left.

Best wishes to his family from us.
Bill

Chook2
WA, 1216 posts
25 Jun 2013 9:42PM
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landyacht said..

but can you transfer to digital


Yes.



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