It was fun organising it and thanks to all for the thanks! I'll send a 'Thank You' tomorrow to The Wheatsheaf for their friendliness and help.
Astonishingly, 21 made it within a few of the minutes either side of the RV at Yarmouth. Mark 241 was short by one, I think, and I'm not sure what happened to the Wootton Creek posse: sorry to have missed seeing them again. It meant that we were three short but 250kts sends apologies for non-appearance and best wishes to all - family commitments etc.
Without Scurvy Crew, I have no pictures or video to post (camera once again left on the boat for lunch!) I thought we had more time to socialise (given that our return entry to the marina between 2.50 pm and 4.40 pm was impossible) but a rapid downing of beer and exit thought otherwise....
With an astonishing burst of speed (with which Longjohn just about kept up with - well OK he caught us up by breaking the speed limit in Poole Harbour) we JUST made it into the marina fully trimmed and VERY slowly. All good.
Good to see you all and we're looking forward to the next one.....
PS Is anyone organising the Xmas bash for February?