2017 FISA Masters WF8+ #A
We lost another MI member!
BEAT AKLIN '45 SUI, along time mixed MI member
On Oct 25, Beat apparently suffered a heart attack and fell out of his single about 200 meters from shore on Zugersee. They searched until November 15 for his body, without success. Beat was a dedicated and valuable MI member, ready to row in any boat & any seat. His death leaves a big hole!
John Hooten, Sue's husband, died of a heart attack on March 5 during his row on Lake Natoma. For many years, he was a great support to us at
FISA Masters and US Masters. He rowed with us, coxed us and generally
helped with whatever chores needed to be done. He was an excellent
cartoonist and his rowing jokes were published in the booklet "WHO'S IN
BOW", copies of which he gave away free. John was also a dedicated
volunteer in scouting and as a swimming coach.
updated March 15
KARL and ANNELISE, long time fans & supporters
with Bled in 1995, they came to FISA Masters almost every year until
Vienna 2009, bringing their caravan to the camping area to support our
MI groups with water and food for those who wanted it. They were also
our greatest fans in the stands, watching every one of our races. Many
of our photos from those days were taken by Karl. They also provided a tent for our use until it finally wore out. The last year we used it was in Scotland.
Karl died on Feb 21. Annelise has total dementia. Two good friends of MI gone!!!!!
2017 FISA Masters WF8+ #B