Monday, August 3, 2009

Happy Monday to all


Welcome 'Phibian Phans!

Another weekend down and back to the fun and frivolity of the work week.

Some news came out of the Navy Jax Yacht Club; CDR Bob Woodside,USN Ret. Founder of the Naval Air Station Jacksonville Yacht Club in 1956 passed away, recently. He was 89.

He was an avid sailor and Coach of the Naval Academy Sailing Team, and inspired thousands to take up the sport of sailing and boating in general.

I went to the USS Providence website and pulled this video off, it is Bob Woodside describing fixed wing flying operations off of a Cruiser in World War II.

This Obituary is from the Glen Burnie news site (They could have done a word check for Prostate vice Prostrate):

Robert Woodside

Retired Navy Cmdr. Robert Custer Woodside, 89, of Clarksville, died July 27 at his home of prostrate and bone cancer.

He was born July 9, 1920 in Philadelphia, Pa.

Cmdr. Woodside was a WW II

Veteran, founder of NAVJAX Sailing Club, SCOW, and

USNA Sailing Coach for 50 years.

Survivors include one son; two daughters; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandchild.

A Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10 at the United States Naval Academy.

Donations can be made to U.S. Naval Academy Foundation, 25 Maryland Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401 or Gilchrist Hospice, 11311 McCormick Road, Suite 350, Hunt Valley, MD 21031.

I hope I can live as interesting a life. We will have to keep working on it.

Today there will be insurance sales, and I hope to get in touch with a repair bubba with the hope of repairing our ignition issue with the portside engine.


Buck said...

RIP, Commander Woodside.

That was a way-cool vid, Darryl... thanks! I'm hoping more of these 8mm amateur military vids get digitized in the coming years, coz they are absolutely some of the better stuff out there.

JihadGene said...

God bless Commander Woodside and the works he did.

Barco Sin Vela II said...

Thanks, Guys, for stopping by.

I had the pleasure of meeting Bob a couple of times at the Yacht Club, over the past nine years. I think he was amused at all the attention he got whenever he came by to visit his old club.