A statement from Michael Clancy
The father of Mikey Clancy has released a statement about the sudden death of his son. Mikey took his own life and his father urges everybody, who is feeling down to seek help or tell a friend.
There is an article from Michael that appeared in the Irish Mirror, where he speaks about Mikey and suicide in general. The PWA has put the article online and you can read it there.
by Michael Clancy
Mikey Clancy a rising star in the PWA has passed away. His story is well known to many with an incredible comeback following a serious injury. Mikey loved the sea as a child and although he only stepped on board a windsurfer at 15 years of age he made rapid progress in the sport over the following years. Windsurfing was his passion and he loved the friendships he made whether it was Victor, Timo, Klass, Kauli or his many Irish and UK friends he made; he always had time and fun with them. He was a consummate pro with his sponsors Fanatic, North, Ion, DIT, K4Fins and had often ridden in Storm-chase conditions in Ireland.
His family Michael, Bernie and Sean wish to thank the thousands who celebrated Mikey’s life In Dublin this week and all those who were sent their condolences from around the globe. We will miss Mikey and remember him fondly for his sportsmanship kindness and friendly manner.Your smile and humour lit up many a windsurfers day. May you dance on the seas of heaven as you once danced on the seas of the ocean.
Bye Mikey …we will all see you soon.