Hey Chris I agree with what the others say, don't let one day outweigh all the others.
From my perspective this is what I've learned:
Its a huge bonus to have knowlegeable folk around when you're in the water and here on the forum. I think many folk would not attempt some of the cruises like Moelfre without someone like yourself to guide through the navigation hazards, like the Swellies etc.
For the bigger cruises like Ireland etc, there is more planning with nominated lead boats and sweeper boats etc. This isn't really happening with the "shorter" trips.
Personally I think it would be useful to try and agree a cruising speed on the thread, or ask for a volounteer pace boat maybe?
The issue will always be that some can go faster than others, and may not want to wait. The answer is either set way points so that we can all re group, or perhaps as I say an agreed pace boat, so that the ones in front can loop back if they want and the ones that are slower can stay in contact.
I think it was on the Round Ireland thread where someone, (Paul Glatzel?) said, it can take a day for boats to work out how to stay together as a group. Its always going to be a challenge unless we try and learn and you have far too much experience for us to not need you, I was going to say Master Yoda, but perhaps not eh