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dave was a grat man i wish i had the chance to met him
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I am absolutely shocked at Dave's passing.  We will all have our stories to tell about this "greet blerk".  The UK is blessed with great boatbuilders and sailing characters, Dave was all of this and more.  He touched so many people in so many classes all around the globe.  He leaves a massive hole in the world of sailing and I sincerely hope that his name will live on with Ovington Boats, continuing his legacy.

My very best wishes to Glynnie and the boys.

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I am deeply saddened by the news of Dave passing away. I'm sorry to say that I never met him, but have always had a great admiration for him and in many ways he has acted as a role model for my future aspirations within the sport as I'm sure he has for many other people. In many ways Dave will never leave us because he will always live on within the heart of the sport, through his boats and the fond memories sailors will have of him. My deepest sympathies are sent to his family and friends.

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I along with the rest of the sailing world am shocked and saddened by the news of Dave passing away. I was lucky enough to sail, travel and socialize with Dave, on those occasions I learnt what a great bloke he really was.

 

My deepest sympathy to Glynnie and the boys.

 

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Like so many I never met Dave, but I have sailed on boats built with his guidance.  It is a sad loss and my thoughts go to his family and all at Ovington Boats that I have met and who have always had great things to say about Dave.

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I met Dave first at the Ovi 25th Anniversary weekend. He was a great man who enjoyed work and loved life. His death is a great loss for the family, friends and to the sport.
Everyone will have their own memories of Dave, like.

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There are a few things you hear about in your life that really stop you in your stide. Sundays news was one of them. I was very lucky to sail with Ovi a few times on the Mumm 30's. But for me, the best bit about the racing with him, was usually in the evening. I just wish I could remember a bit more about them now. A true Gent. A massive loss for everybody.

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Reading through all these posts shows you what a man he was, how many people he touched. The number of people who have only posted about this topic show you what it means to people.

I wish I could say more than I never actualy got to meet the man, I just know of his reputation.

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Dave Ovington gained alot of respect in the sailing world and rightly so! Cry
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Really hard to think of something to say apart from I know very few people that would stop building a 52farr and make  you a cup of tea and pass the time of day taking the mik out of macums, unique guy...
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