Luc Maheu 8 Bells Memorial Support

Our beloved Luc McSweeney Maheu has left this earthly plane.

(Captain Luc Maheu at the helm) 

Luc Maheu's family and friends grieve his loss and celebrate his beautiful life and indomitable spirit. Luc was an incredibly strong and brave man, a man who was also tremendously gentle, loving, and kind. Luc will always be with us, in our hearts and our memories of the countless magical adventures we have all shared with him.

He was, and is, a wonderful son, brother, husband, and friend, and one of the best sailors any of us have ever known. He was our trusted captain, we always knew that Luc had our backs no matter what. It's our turn to send him off in style - on the mythic schooner to the great beyond.

(Tiger sailing past the Golden Gate Bridge)

He has left us suddenly and too soon. We're raising money to support the costs of bringing him back home from Maine to California, and for the memorial and funeral costs. Please chip in any amount to support Luc's nearest and dearest.
No amount is too small.
We know that all hands on deck makes the work lighter.
Help us haul on this heavy line, raise a hand and make a donation if you can. 
We are also establishing a nest egg to support Luc's young family.  Our fundraising goal reflects this intention. Any $ raised above and beyond the hard costs of Luc's funeral will be bundled up for mama and baby. It takes a village.
And in our case, a strong crew to meet the swelling gale.

(Luc and his fiancee Lauren)

Luc's generosity of spirit expanded into many different communities. His sailing communities on both coasts, the many non-sailors he introduced to the water through party sails aboard Tiger, his expansive network of friends, and many more. 

Please pitch in whatever you can! Together we can keep each other afloat and support Luc's family into calmer seas, while elevating Luc's legacy. 

Please share this link widely! Funds are needed as soon as possible to cover the immediate hard costs of memorial services.  In lieu of sending flowers, please contribute to this campaign.

If you are moved to send a written note, condolences can be mailed to: 
Lauren Pressler at 936 Regal Road, Berkeley, CA 94708
(Luc and his father Paul aboard Tiger) 

Luc's friend Ava will manage this fundraiser. If you have any questions about this campaign or other ways you can support Luc's family during this very difficult time, you may contact her through this GoFundMe page. 
  • Alfredo Neira
    • 40 $ 
    • 24 mos
  • Laura Frei
    • 300 $ 
    • 25 mos
  • Anonymous
    • 50 $ 
    • 25 mos
  • Toni Ramos
    • 100 $ 
    • 25 mos
  • Gregory Henselman
    • 100 $ 
    • 25 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Ava Roy
El Cerrito, CA
Lauren Pressler

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