I met Eric after getting to know Jessie and sailing on Gusto 12 years ago. So thankful he gave the go ahead to Jess and the first Gusto Girl crew was formed - so my life was literally transformed - so much has happened In these 12 years - so many happy memories! Getting to know. Eric, Barbara, Becca, and their extended families - my Danielle and Jim joining in too. Regattas, BBQ’s, Wednesday evening sails - Eric was always there to give advice, celebrate a win, or just chat about life. Always willing to lend a hand. So many memories - too many to count. I will always remember his calm presence, his strength of character and his smile. I will miss him and remember him fondly, so glad I had the chance to get to know and spend time with such a kind and generous man.