|Those of you who know and remember Mike Mathews might be happy to learn that he did not fall off a cliff into oblivion, or even off his racing BMW motorbike, as the following little exchange confirms:-
June 30 2012
Subject:: You still there?
We miss your input and wise advise? How are you and are you still motorbike racing, or has a gentle breeze and sunny skies lured you back into a 27?
Perhaps you occasionally peep at the C&C site for old times sake? I hope so.
Cheers and all the best, and should you be in the Lake Ontario area please give us a call and come for a sail
To which he replied
Yes, I'm still here, still racing motorbikes and still checking on my old friends on the C&C site from time to time. I do miss sailing and find myself referring to it frequently. but there are some kindred spirits here. One of the members of the Houston BMW club lived aboard a C&C 39 for several years taking it as far north as Nova Scotia. What really has sparked fond memories is visiting my uncle in Chicago. His condo has some great views of the lake and there are some great sailboats there.
Hopefully whoever purchased Wind Horse has joined the association. ( He was referred.) The boat is now in Slidell, Louisiana.
Tell everyone hello from me and the best to you and the rest of the skippers.
And if I get a chance to visit, expect a call.
Even though he no longer has Wind Horse, his email address includes that old love.
Alan of SMOKE 1984 Mk V 002