Read this story.
Looks like the RNLI didn't fancy teaching this guy how to sail home and dragged him back themselves.
I find it worrying that someone can find themselves 25 miles offcourse in a very busy area with lots of nav aids around.
I once got myself sort of lost. I was leaving Boscastle harbour in Cornwall and after we were about half a mile out we couldn't spot the harbour entrance. It appeared to be hidden among the cliffs with very few buoys around to mark the entrance. Got the chart out and got a fix from landmarks, then plotted a compass course back to the harbour.
Anyone got a tale to tell about being lost and how far out your reckoning was. Surely cannot be as bad as 25 miles?