It has been a great weekend, thanks to everyone for making the effort.
The catering arrangements are slowly getting there, next year will be another notch-up again I think.
I have left "short straw Mel" enjoying a well earned curry with the Into The Red and Blue Ray contingent.
Lots of really amazing things for the memoirs, seven RIBs all getting airborne in the Swinge! A superb lunch in Dielette! Generally being a total boat-tart and spending time on so many really great craft. And of course the general banter!
Two boats off to Guernsey and Sark tomorrow, I am still not sure if I can join them for part of it but I do now know this: The experience of traveling/exploring afloat is most definitely one that is improved when shared.
Thanks to Martini for the run up from Jersey, the 30 knot sofa is ludicrously stylish and the only
way to travel.
Thanks to Tim for doing all the hard work and the wrangling.
Thanks to Erin and Erin's Mum, both play a huge part in making the event work.
Huge respect to Paul for twice doing a journey in a PWC that many RIB owners are daunted by, superb.
Lastly thanks to my 7 year old son, Jack, who has experienced his first Floptilla. He had no idea what to expect and has been dragged from pillar to post over the weekend, riding the overfalls and rock-dodging with the rest of us. He broke up school on Thursday and has done 100 sea miles since, suffice to say he has gone to bed tonight a very weary soon-to-be-eight-year-old!
Nice one, one and all.