I was clearing out a desk draw and came across this...
OK so perhaps I should clear out the desk a little more often, but such nostalgia...oh me lost youth !!
And yes it is your Jim Baerselmen
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Thread: Cert of Competence ?
17-03-12, 15:27 #1
Cert of Competence ?
17-03-12, 15:42 #2timbartlett Guest
My ex-wife used to work for Blue Water Sailing -- before we were married.
I worked for the outfit next door!
And a few years later I spent many happy (?) hours welding steel plate onto the side of Blue Arcadia to beef up the porous remains of the original. Was she still in use in 1985?
17-03-12, 15:57 #3
Would that be the same Tim Bartlett who used to own a 'Yeoman' keel boat about 20 years ago?
17-03-12, 19:55 #4timbartlett Guest
17-03-12, 20:00 #5
18-03-12, 09:36 #6
Sadly no (digital) photo of Blue Print (later Pipedream), but our present boat here http://www.ea-cc.org/default.asp?id=...m=GdQ2Qf0jiClO
18-03-12, 11:13 #7
Ooops! Guilty m'lud.
And I was roundly ticked off by the RYA (quite rightly) for using their Examiner credentials outside the formal structure of RYA examinations! We subsequently agreed with the local port police that they'd accept company certificates of competence without reference to the RYA, but the company must then take responsibility any incidents involving lack of client skill. Which we did anyway . . .JimB
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18-03-12, 22:05 #8timbartlett Guest
19-03-12, 16:22 #9
The holiday incidentally was "bitter sweet" we elected for what was called a "pot luck villa flotilla", one week on shore windsurfing or dingy sailing, during that time we were expected to meet and select a couple with whom to share a Cobra 850 not the most spacious of yachts for a weeks sailing around the local islands.
The couple we met seemed fine on shore but in the confines of a small boat we found that we were totally incompatible, on the first leg of the trip to Meganisi the male declared that he was a nudist! you can imagine the embarrassment that caused, however we stuck it out which is more than some of the other pot luck crews did, I felt quite sorry for the lead crew who had the unenviable job of rearranging the crews on some of the other boats, needless to say we never booked another pot luck sailing holiday.
19-03-12, 17:01 #10Registered User
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