Area Bids Adieu to Madro
daydreaming; crew in agony
Olympic medal winning sailor Jeff
Madrigali ("Madro" to those in the know) is leaving the
Bay Area for Whidbey Island, where he has been engaged to be the
private sailing advisor to a private consortium of five very lucky
Seattle sailboat owners.
Madrigali has racked up a slew of
sailing-related prizes and medals, including the Mallory Cup, USOC
Athlete of the Year, the 1997 Maxi World Championshiup, the Kenwood
Cup and the bronze medal in the 1995 Olympic Games in the Soloing
Class. Most recently, he represented North Sails. Along the way, he
made many loyal friends, who bemoan his moving away but celebrate
his good fortune and wish him the very best in his new endeavors.