Monday, 22 April 2013
Magnus Olsson. Image copyright Rick Tomlinson/Volvo Ocean Race
by Paul Cayard
Magnus Olsson was a giant bottle of "Positive Attitude" that you could put on anything and make it shine.
For Magnus it wasn't a matter of the glass half full or half empty. The glass was just full all the time.
His personality and enthusiasm were magnetic. He was the center of gravity of every boat, every meeting, every project. From heads of state to children sailing optis, Magnus could hang with them all.
He is one of the very few people I have ever known who everyone liked.
It is very sad to lose a guy like Magnus. Irreplaceable.... most definitely one of a kind, a legend!
But it is fair to say that few, if any, got more out of their time on this planet than Magnus Olsson.
For those of use who were lucky enough to have shared part of his life with him, we are blessed.
Thank you, Mange. We are all smiling thinking of you!