Originally Posted by genoa
is that around or aground? Based of previous I think Gurnard ledge would be my bet for at least 5 of 'em.
It IS based on previous experience, and I will be there again this year as my role is within the construction industry and I am a sailor. I find it embarrassing to attend a "London by the Sea" type event where the credibility of someones sailing "ability" is measured by the size of their boat (and chequebook!).
My favourite memory, from a few years ago, was a port/starboard incident with Sir Norman Foster (the famous architect). We were inside our 5 minute warning on a timed approach to the line, on starboard, when Sir Norm sailed clean through the fleet on port, not giving way to anyone, despite being some 30 minutes away from his preparatory signal! We had to take serious action and he seemed somewhat surprised that anyone would question his parentage or sailing ability!! Sums the event up I'm afraid.