Originally Posted by robin
IKB made a special trip to Ireland to present Captain James Hoskens with the most prestigious and sought after award.....Believed to be the first recipient....
To explain a little further for those who have not read the Report -
Other famous beachings (as well as the GB) & engineering feats include
Paul, Robin and Tony trying to exit from Ryde which involved a burly pair lying on the nose of the RIB and trying to bounce it out (thereby sharpening a prop in the process!)
(The Hightower designed RIB Tickler Award 2005)
The attempts to lift Pete 7's Pac off Priory Bay sands; a brave effort which would have IKB beaming with approval...
Best excuse : from the skipper of the GB 'my chart was out of date'
K & P