Francois you are a hero to many. A force of good. A legend to others. May your travels be good ones, wherever you go. One of my first sailing friends in SL, your many talents will be missed, my friend.
I have this old photograph of you, Jane and I at the start of a flying tako race in old Nantucket (you are bald here because it lagged the sailing!) in 2006. In your own way, you inspired us. You allowed us to grow and you fostered the group dynamic that makes the virtual sailing community what it is today. A calm place in a storm, your efforts do not go unrecognized — and *hugz* for all that we gained in the process.