|Happy memories, Alex (26) and Elliot (21) celebrate their birthdays with a dock party in Tahiti, June 2010|
This morning we heard terribly sad news from Alex Rust's mother Sylvia. Alex, S/V Bubbles, was found dead in his sleep May 28th in a guesthouse in the Hindu Varanasi region of Northern India.
Alex was more than a cruiser and world adventurer. It will be up to those closest to him to tell his life story as Alex was never one to talk about himself and his good deeds. I'm sure we will hear more of his giving nature following his untimely death.
The Rust family has announced memorial services on what would have been Alex's 29th birthday, June 14 2013 in his hometown of Seymour, Indiana. June 15 marks the one year anniversary of Alex's homecoming following his circumnavigation of the globe.
Robert, Owen, Elliot and I are just some of the many, many people who shared amazing adventures with Captain Alex and his brother Joe. Our sympathies go to Alex's family and his close friends. May he rest in peace.