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« on: August 15, 2010, 01:04 AM »

Former Sport Kite World Cup judge Bob Dawson died Friday August 13 around midnight as the result of a work place accident on Thursday. He fell from a roof and suffered severe head and spinal injuries. He was taken to John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle, but could not be revived.  He had previously indicated his wish to be an organ donor, and for this reason was kept on life support until late on Friday.

Bob was a well loved and respected stalwart of the Australian kiting community.  A talented sport kite designer, builder and competitor, he was always willing to help and advise others attracted to the sport.  One of the lovable larrikins who brightened up kiting events Australia wide through the nineties and noughties, he was a mentor to so many people - he will be sadly missed

R.I.P Bob



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« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 04:17 AM »

Yes, Bob will be sadly missed downunder.
He was a great person and a fantastic kite designer.
I remember visiting him one day in the beautiful beach resort of Coffs Harbour and he had a garage full of amazing kites. The one I'll always remember was a dual line with a beautiful appliqued gecko across the sail..
He also produced some amazing kites for the early days of buggying and for the Australian kite teams that were entered in kite competitions around the world back in the early nineties. On one such occasion he had designed an amazing set of vented team kites to cater for the big winds expected at the World Cup in France. They were so heavily vented that almost half of the sail was made of "mesh". I had never seen anything like this before. His ideas were amazing and always out there.
Condolences to his family, from Martin and Sue Smith, Victoria, Australia.

Warm and gentle winds Bob.
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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2010, 05:57 AM »

Bob will be missed, well respected and loved, he fixed quite a few of my kites. A very sad ending for a man who made our kite community better. Cheers
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