Originally Posted by timw
Excuse me Rupert...!
It was the Harbour Master who kept on telling me to slow down and then speed up all the time. Nothing I could do about that...I wanted to go full whack, but that would of course have left you all behind (apart from the blade runner)
Yeah I know it was all because of the Harbour Master. I'm just saying the knock on effect nearly cost us the channel and when you're running a 250hp with a heavy load it does not like speeding up and slowing down all the time.
As for those who are getting about as excited as a local sailing club Kippers section about the lifejackets - at the briefing Officer of the Day (Sarah D.) said only necessary at the start for good PR and then optional. I think given the conditions there was nothing wrong with removing them.
As for cost I think it was cheap considering what was laid on. The price only has to go up next year to continue growing the event forward. Those who might find it a little out of their budgets can always volunteer for safety boat or pace boat - I'm sure Ed would be delighted to have your support.
Rib raid sounds fun! Good luck with that!