Sorry but this has gone on long enough and I can't keep quiet any longer.
I was involed in a rescue, whilst out at the weekend enjoying my boat on the solent. I wasn't working at all and we had a mayday over the radio. Normally we'd just see where it was and let the SAR people do their stuff but this was just 2 mins away from us.
We headed over to see if we could do something and in the end all we did was help drive the safety boat being used by the group involved back to the hamble with the remaining of the unaffected group. Without going too much into the details somebody had been racing zapcats and another boat landed on top of him knocking him out of the boat in the middle of the Solent.
The Cowes inshore lifeboat was there in ten mins but it felt like an eternity! They decided a helicopter was the order of the day and whilst waiting the Venturers turned up.
Unfortunately they did not get off to a good start when they drove straight into the side of my boat and then he bellowed at me "You don't tell me what to do, I tell YOU what to do".
Now personally I'd fail him for a level 2 powerboat at that and
let his car tyres down for being a rude old sod. No apology was forthcoming for the attitude or the driving all because I waved at him not to drive over the people in the water when he came barreling in!
Without question the Venturers boat did nothing whatsoever to help the situation except be a boat in the way.