Originally Posted by Nostrodamus
Very sadly, once out in the atlantic islands, they tend to be flying ARC flags. They sometimes think they are very superior and can't be bothered with meer cruising mortals.
Most cruisers are great and we have many friends from around the world.
On the subject of the Irish. Do be very careful. We helped an Irish boat into a berth in the marina in Falmouth at about 10.00 in the morning, many years ago. 5 of 'the lads' on board. They would, under no circumstances, take no for an answer. We were coerced on board, where we found that they had already prepared about a dozen bottles of Irish Whisky. We were led astray and made to try them all, at least once, or was it thrice. Wrote off a perfectly good day, if I remember rightly.
I am just reminded that the tradition was called 'Dockers' in a strong Irish accent. We were told that it would be very rude indeed to go against this noble tradition. Some 15 years later we still raise our glasses to Dockers, when we make landfall.
Last edited by Frankie-H; 07-04-12 at 15:58.
If you sail by the lee, eventually you will gybe.