Just got back from a fantastic morning on the Solent , on the way home popped into a local bay on the north shore of the 'west wight' to see if one of my mates was afloat. Got close to the beach and there's this red tender / sib tearing round, ferrying people from moored craft to a restaurant on the beach. After watching him for five minutes and catching up with my mate the red tender approaches us and asked if we've booked for lunch, I declined and then said was he aware that within the yellow buoyed area - shore side ( which we were well inside ) that it was a 10knot speed limit and as a regular of the area we see many swimmers and kids in the bay, this chap replied he was busy and had a lot of people to pick up!!!! I then said that being 'busy' is no excuse for disregarding basic safety, ignoring a local bylaw and respect for other users of the bay! To this he turned around, gunned his throttle and torn off.............(no sign of any PFD or kill cord
My mate said the chap was from London and he regularly sends staff out to collect customers from there boats with no safety kit!