Hey Folks- Meade Gougeon is fighting a major battle these days- prognosis isn’t great but he sounds like he is facing it all with his chin up and a great attitude. And rightly so, his life has been incredible.

Ron Sherry sends this update:

“Meade Gougeon is about to sail his longest race, where he will join his brother and other great friends in paradise on miles and miles of black ice. Unfortunately melanoma has returned to Meade’s body with a vengeance. Time is short and Meade would like to give everyone the opportunity to send him a note. Meade knows exactly what is going on and is very happy with the life he has led and all the friends he has made. However, the oxygen he is on makes it hard for him to talk, so he would appreciate an E-mail or letter with good wishes and stories of all the good times we have had together.”

He would love to hear from all of his friends in the hard-water world, so send him an email at

Send your wishes and wish him luck. Hang in there Meade!

James “T” Thieler

12 Channing St.

Newport, RI 02840

401 258 6230


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