Originally Posted by jackeen
Was that the one at the lightship when we stoped there and you had a quick chat with pete 7 or Ozz ??
Nope, it was after that. We hadn't actually left when I came out of the lightship to say hi to you. The saily boat was to the north of Ryde, at the northern edge of the southern spectator zone (if that makes sense!)
Originally Posted by Richard B
Jim, please be aware that dealing with incidents such as this were outside the scope of the marshalls. Attending incidents like this would have diverted us from dealing with our primary responsibilities which were the security of the Naval Fleet and the logistics of organising the spectators. This isn't just my personal opinion, it was our instruction.
Fairy Nuff, but surely it might have been within your scope to notice a problem, and mosy over to find out what was going on before disappearing? I am fully aware that the marshalls were not there as a rescue service, it simply seemed that the 2 marshall boats close to us looked at what they could tell was a problem, and then immediately scarpered so they couldn't be asked for help/advice.