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Mr Roosevelt's withdrawal from the Round North Island Race.

04 Mar 2008

Unfortunately Mr Roosevelt had to withdraw from the Round North Island Race shortly before the start of Leg 2 when Danny Simms got a phone call to say his brother in law, an ag pilot in australia, had been killed in a mid air collision between two crop spraying planes. Danny's wife was very close to her brother so in the circumstances there was no option but to withdraw and go to Australia to support her.
SSANZ and all the other competitors in the race would express their condolences to all the family.