Ida Lewis Yacht Club 7/9/2012
It was truly a remarkable night.
It was almost as if Jim were on the helm of the KIALOA again, as everyone in the
audience wanted to be part, and actually felt a part, of the KIALOA family.
Truly a lasting memory of a night, and much enthusiasm
about having more Club Night evenings at the club.
So please thank Jim for us. I really cannot wait
to read the book!
Robbie (ILYC Commodore Robbie Benjamin)
Thanks for the nice note. It was my pleasure and I had
a blast catching up with lots of folks I hadn't seen in a while. What a
wonderful cast of characters...a real tribute to how many people Jim has
touched in his life.
Thanks again, will hope to cross paths again soon. Til
Herb (Herb McCormick- wrote the Intro in KIALOA US-1:Dare to Win and is a
former editor-in-chief of Cruising World magazine and yachting
correspondent for The New York Times)
you for inviting me. Also, great to see all the old salts.
you're referring to the story I told...It was a Southern Cross team race aboard
12M American Eagle port tacking KIALOA & pissing Jim off big time and
threatening to make AE into two 6 meters.
Jim (Jim Mattingly- former crew boss, Watch Captain and right hand man to Ted Turner)
It was a great evening and thanks so much for inviting
me to be a part of it. It was fantastic to see the Kilroy family
come together and tell the great stories. KIALOA was on my wall growing up and as
I shared with you last night, I am honored to feel apart of the family,
abet in a different chapter.
Jim and KIALOA had an incredible impact on a lot
of people, and I am excited to work with you to help make a positive
difference in the lives of a new group of kids.
We'll be in touch on the progress of the project.
Jack (Jack Geirhart- US Sailing Executive Director)
"From every failure, there is a victory"!
In life, the struggles no matter how large or small
are important lessons to become a better person.
I understand the failure in sport can make you
stronger. Without failure what would we strive for? Why would we
Failure can motivate us to the next level of purpose
As a school teacher and a Mom of young children, I'm
often faced with questioning myself and if I'm doing, saying or providing the right
thing...the best thing.
Listening to Jim, I felt a bit more justified as a person.
Donna (Donna Green- Sail Newport Board of Directors and school teacher; Donna came up after
the event and said what an IMPRESSION Jim had left on her. She said she was going to use what she had
learned with her students)