Rant warning i am affraid!
i spent much of last weekend anchored in Osbourne bay enjoying the remains of our summer. What really got me was the speed at which some people feel is acceptable to move through anchored boats.
now we were well inshore (about 30 yards from the shore line) and we constantly had ribs and sports boats coming past us at plaining speed and even the odd motor cruiser at semi displacement speed.
If it was a question of being pissed off about spilling my wine i wouldnt bother writing but there were plenty of people in the water throughout the day and i am sure that most people would have no chance of getting out the way of a speeding rib! (or any boat for that matter)
I am affraid that whoever was helming the large ribcraft that several members here took around the british isles did themselves no favours by hammering into Osbourne Bay on saturday evening at around 30 kts between the anchored boats with the cd player pumping and lots of screeming and shouting. i could hear the crys of displesasure from the other boats but maybe you couldnt.
what this boils down to is, lets realise we may need to be a little bit considerate when in confined spaces with other boats at anchor and the strong chance people will be in water.