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The Cheeki Rafiki Forever by the Sea fund

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Andrew Bridge, Paul Goslin, James Male and Steve Warren were lost at sea while sailing on board the yacht Cheeki Rafiki on the 16th May 2014.
They were sailing back from Antigua to Southampton, when at mid Atlantic a distress call was activated. In response to the personal locator beacon (PLB) signal an extensive co-oridinated sea and air search was instigated by the US Coastguard, US Navy with UK and Canadian air support along with numerous merchant and private Marine Craft.

Sadly despite the search efforts and finding the hull the missing crew were not found.
As a tribute to our loved ones the families have set up this fund in their memory to promote the work of the RNLI in particular crew safety and the importance of personal locator beacons.


"James Male"

James Male is a much loved son, brother and boyfriend. At 22 years old he has achieved and conquered more than most would in a lifetime.

From a young age, James has always been adventurous with a great passion for the outdoors, in particular water sports. This enthusiasm spurred from a childhood spent by the water surfing, kayaking and sailing.

A dream of his was to pursue a career in the outdoor industry, which later became a reality after studying Outdoor Education at a local college. After gaining numerous highly recognised qualifications, including power boating, kayaking and sailing, he became an outdoor instructor.

His keen interest in sailing later led him into the world of yacht racing, and such provided him with the opportunity to do a transatlantic crossing on the yacht 'Cheeki Rafiki'. This unfortunately, as we know, ended in the most terrible of tragedies.

James was positive, selfless and adored by all with an infectious smile. As the life and sole of a close knit family, he will be in our thoughts everyday for the rest of our lives. We are incredibly proud of him, miss him and love him unconditionally.


"Paul Goslin"

Paul had a great love of the sea, having grown up on the Cornish coast. He later studied dentistry in London and went on to work in practice for many years in Dorset. More recently he scaled back his dentistry to work as a locum, giving him more time to pursue his other interests.

He was a loving, caring gentle man. Compassionate and empathetic and loved by all who knew him. We will never recover from his loss but he will always be in our hearts. Our only consolation in this bleak time is that the Atlantic yacht crossing in which he died was something he passionately wanted to do. He was fulfilling his quest for adventure.


"Andrew Bridge"

Andrew has always wanted to sail from a very young age.
He left school and enrolled on a boat building course at Southampton college.

He then joined doug innes at Stormforce as an intern where he achieved his qualifications.
On completion of his internship he continued to work as a member of the Stormforce Coaching team.

In his spare time he would design and build guitars and work alongside
his father as an accomplished carpenter. He enjoyed snowboarding
and skiing with family and friends.

Andrew will be dearly missed by all his family and friends, but never
forgotten.


"Steve Warren"

For Steve crossing the Atlantic was a dream come true. He had a deep set love of boats and the sea.

Being an Electrical Engineer he was a very 'hands on' person which was reflected in this love of sailing. He also enjoyed photography and shooting.

He was a kind and caring man with an easy going nature who wanted to live life to the full.

He will be greatly missed by those who loved him but we take solace from the fact he was doing what he loved.




Miss Hannah Louise Massey
June 4, 2014

Miss you James

Mrs Angela Barber
June 4, 2014

A candle to guide you home.

Mrs Angela Barber
June 4, 2014

A candle to guide you home.

Miss Katie Holmes
June 4, 2014

To Andrew, Paul, Steve and James.

God bless you all. Sail free gents, in fair winds and calm sea's, wherever your hearts desire. The Ocean belongs to you guy's now!

Mrs Christine Cotty
June 4, 2014

For James, Paul, Andrew & Steve. You will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Peace for your onward journey. From Chris, Tony, James & Michael Cotty xxx

Mrs Christine Cotty
June 4, 2014

For James, Paul, Andrew & Steve. You will be remembered in our thoughts and prayers. Peace for your onward journey. From Chris, Tony, James & Michael Cotty xxx

Mrs Alison Thompson
June 4, 2014

My thoughts are with all the families of those lost on the Cheeki Raffiki but your bravery and courage is an inspiration. We are privileged to have known James and for David to have had him as a friend.

Alison Thompson

Mrs Alison Thompson
June 4, 2014

My thoughts are with all the families of those lost on the Cheeki Raffiki but your bravery and courage is an inspiration. We are privileged to have known James and for David to have had him as a friend.

Alison Thompson

Mrs Alison Thompson
June 4, 2014

My thoughts are with all the families of those lost on the Cheeki Raffiki but your bravery and courage is an inspiration. We are privileged to have known James and for David to have had him as a friend.

Alison Thompson

Mrs Alison Thompson
June 4, 2014

My thoughts are with all the families of those lost on the Cheeki Raffiki but your bravery and courage is an inspiration. We are privileged to have known James and for David to have had him as a friend.

Alison Thompson

Mrs Jackie Michelle Burrows
June 4, 2014

For Paul and the rest of the crew. May you rest in peace and ride the waves forever. xx

Miss Danni Fulham
June 4, 2014

 

Mr Mike Croxson
June 4, 2014

 

Mr Garry M Miller
June 6, 2014

With all our Love

Mr Garry M Miller
June 6, 2014

With all our Love

Mr Garry M Miller
June 6, 2014

With all our Love

Mr Garry M Miller
June 6, 2014

With all our Love

Mr Garry M Miller
June 6, 2014

With all our Love

Mrs Susan Grant
June 6, 2014

Have fond memories of working with james at Playschool and Halterworth. Thinking of you all. Regards Sue Grant

Mrs Tina Green
June 6, 2014

It was a pleasure to have known you James and a great sadness now your gone
Tina Paul Kiri Jamie and Paul x

Mrs Sue McLay
June 6, 2014

Antigua Sailing Week.....one of the happiest 11 days of my life....followed by shock and great sadness! New friends, great victories, awesome sailing.....following our dreams! Andy, James, Paul, Steve great memories a warm place in my heart ! Rest in peace fellow sailors, my heart and thoughts go out to friends and family! Sue xxxx

Mrs Sue McLay
June 6, 2014

Antigua Sailing Week.....one of the happiest 11 days of my life....followed by shock and great sadness! New friends, great victories, awesome sailing.....following our dreams! Andy, James, Paul, Steve great memories a warm place in my heart ! Rest in peace fellow sailors, my heart and thoughts go out to friends and family! Sue xxxx

Mrs Sue McLay
June 6, 2014

Antigua Sailing Week.....one of the happiest 11 days of my life....followed by shock and great sadness! New friends, great victories, awesome sailing.....following our dreams! Andy, James, Paul, Steve great memories a warm place in my heart ! Rest in peace fellow sailors, my heart and thoughts go out to friends and family! Sue xxxx

Mrs Sue McLay
June 6, 2014

Antigua Sailing Week.....one of the happiest 11 days of my life....followed by shock and great sadness! New friends, great victories, awesome sailing.....following our dreams! Andy, James, Paul, Steve great memories a warm place in my heart ! Rest in peace fellow sailors, my heart and thoughts go out to friends and family! Sue xxxx


June 7, 2014

 

Mrs Judith Kent
June 7, 2014

Lost at sea but never never forgotten xx

Mr Ian Mootz
June 8, 2014

 

Mrs Jane Thompson
June 12, 2014

Sending all our love xx

Miss Alison Lardi
June 13, 2014

For all the crew's family and friends, and for fellow sailors everywhere who will continue to go out and seek new challenges, just and Andrew, James, Steve and Paul did.

Mrs Jillian Annette James
June 25, 2014

James love you always nan and grandad xxxx

Mrs Jillian Annette James
June 25, 2014

James love you always nan and grandad xxxx

Mr ifan james
August 25, 2014

Mr James Davies
August 25, 2014

Stop the planes Andy!


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It was my great pleasure and privilege to have known you, James. Rest easy mate x



It was my great pleasure and privilege to know you, James. You were always upbeat and fun to be around. Rest easy mate x



It was my great pleasure and privilege to know you, James. You were always upbeat and fun to be around. Rest easy mate x



Paul, You made my sister so happy. You were one of the nicest people we ever knew. We will both miss you and be thinking of you always. xxx



With all our love James. xx



Was so great to meet you James.. I've been watching closely hoping for the best news. I think its time to let go now and say our goodbyes. Xxx



You looked after my sister in law so well , she loved you so much , and let us in to your family , you are one of the nicest men I have ever had the pleasure to have known , god bless you.



DonationsDonations

Donation from the Gosneys (Alvyn, Di, Meg and Jordan) from the sale of loom bands, dream catchers, key rings and guess the weight of the marrow competition. We very much wanted to do something for James as he was a childhood friend of Jordan and a family friend to us all. xxx



My ice bucket challenge donation
For James





Ice Bucket Challenge completed by The Yellow Welly as nominated by Stormforce Coaching.

Kat, Sarah, Kelly



My IBC money for James



This is my IBC donation in memory of the crew of Cheeky Rafiki. Sail on.



Lost, but not forgotten. RIP Andy, James, Steve and Paul.





From Gill and Richard Donkin (George's mum and dad).



My ice bucket challenge donation!



As the sister of one of the members of Stormforce, I know how easy it could have been my brother to have been on Cheeki Raffiki that trip. It was so sad that they did everything right yet still didn't make it back. I regularly donate to the RNLI but am taking this opportunity to donate to your fund as part of my fund raising following the Ice Water Challenge!! Seems appropriate!





For James, Andy, Steve and Paul. You're in our thoughts everyday x







My son Ben was a scout in 10th Woodley at the same time as James.













For Steve, thanks for being such a lovely friend to Paul. So glad you were together at the end. x









Deepest sympathy for the four, This tragedy was close to home and hope that some good will come from the funds to help someone else.



For James Once met never forgotten x
Steve and Karen Scott







In memory of my cousin Stephen Warren RIP



In memory of Paul.



For Paul, Steve, James and Andrew, you will all live on in the memories and hearts of your families and friends. Anne and Neil Staff



Andy, my son, Tom, sailed with you on his first atlantic crossing on Cheeki Rafiki



Dear Cressida
Our thoughts are with you and all the families.
love
Julia and Andrew Wild



RIP at sea









For James - Love Grandad



Kind thoughts for the beautiful crew members and their families.







With all our Love, Coretek Group



In memory of James male



Sail forever on still seas.



For James. x



Thank you for using the awareness you raised to help the RNLI and potentially save so many lifes!





James was a beautiful person. To know this fund could help others have hope in the future is important.





Love and strength to all the families, especially James'. xxx







For James. So many people will miss you but you'll never be forgotten. x





Sad event which could happen to any off us. RIP





For those peril on the sea



The stars are a little brighter with you up there James xxx We are all taking care of Adele xxx



'Harlem' days will not be the same. Will miss his smile and enthusiasm.
Paul,Tracy,Tom & James



Paul Goslin the friendliest nicest dentist I've known. RIP all you guys, thoughts with your family xxxx



From us to you," God" how we prayed to you one night a few weeks ago for your help.





So much love to you all xx



So much love to you all xx









For Andy





James you will always be in our hearts and thoughts xxxxxxx



For James



Keep on surfing. Love you always xxx



missing you so much xxx



Total donated: £5,605.78
Active since: June 3, 2014
Run by: Graham Male

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