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The SAILBOATDATA.COM is a database that contains information on nearly 8000 production - semi-production sailboats going back as far as 1900. A majority include photos and or drawings, from a library of original and plans and brochures. Others have been contributed by users (only when we can be sure about a reasonable degree of accuracy). Also included is information on the designer(s), original builder(s), links to related websites where applicable* with a number of search options. Access to this information is COMPLETELY FREE, and no registration of any kind is required to use the service. Should you wish to contribute any new information, report errors, or make any type of comment you may go HERE. Or you can register with our FORUM by going HERE. (We will never reveal any information supplied without your permission) We hope you find this service useful and, once again, we encourage your comments.

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Stuart Randall “Randy” Browning, Norwalk sailor and entrepreneur, passes away at 66 from ALS

Stuart Randall “Randy” Browning, age 66, of Norwalk, CT, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, January 18, 2018 after a courageous struggle with ALS.

The founder and creator of SAILBOATDATA.COM, Randy was also a skilled sailmaker who worked in several top lofts including Horizon Sails and Ulmer-Kolius before opening his own Sono Sails in South Norwalk. He was a master sailor who competed nationally and was well known in the Long Island Sound sailboat racing community. Randy’s love of sailing was contagious and he welcomed those with all levels of experience to sail with him and his fellow Voidoids upon their Judel/Vrolijk designed sloop Voidoid V. As a crew mate said, he was happiest when sailing, and happiest sailing when sailing fast. Like many sailmakers, he was a tireless and exacting sail-trimmer.

Generous, kind, witty, and loved by friends and family, Randy enjoyed lively discussions that allowed him to share his deep knowledge of boating, music, history, literature and politics. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He is survived by his dear partner Elizabeth Hiden, mother Helen Ann Browning, sister Amy Browning Emmert, brother Peter Browning, niece Hannah Browning Emmert, nephew Matthew Browning and many cousins. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Randy’s honor to: The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter at webct.alsa.org or The ALS Association Connecticut Chapter, 4 Oxford Road - Unit E4 - Milford, CT 06460 or by contributing to the Sea Scouts at http://norwalkship6.org/Ship6Support.html.

A celebration of Randy’s life will take place this summer. Please watch for the date to be posted on Sailboatdata.com and the Sailboatdata.com Facebook page.


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