A tribute to a fine skipper
I have known the skipper who died so tragically in Studland for well over 35 years. He was a man whom I have sailed with in a variety of different craft and weather conditions. A Master Mariner, Ocean Yachtmaster and Ofshore Yachtmaster Instructor he was a man who I had the utmost confidence in. Indeed he prepared me for my own Yachtmaster Offshore Exam.
None of us will ever know what happened out there but his friends know that they have lost a remarkable friend and a true man of the sea.
When I grow up I am going to become a meterologist. It is the only profession I know that pays you £50,000 a year for consistently getting it wrong.