After a battle with pneumonia and lung cancer, Stuie Nelson passed away quietly with his wife Judy at his side on Sunday evening in Laconia, NH. Not only a pioneer for women's sailing as a founder and the first coach of women's sailing for New England colleges and the country, Stuie was always friendly and affable in his 38 years of coaching, teaching PE and Rec Sailing at the MIT Sailing Pavilion. His spirit continues to this day as every messed up bowline knot is fondly referred to as a 'running half tangle'. With an amazing memory for birth dates and all details that others would lose in a nano-second, Stuie was truly a bionic athlete with an amazing gift of gab, too. Windsurfing, iceboating, skiing, and any fun, fast challenge was a reason to try.