It goes against 20 years of naval training - never volunteer for anything.
After hinting something like this in "the other place" I've been getting some positive reactions.
So, here goes... I'm willing to organise - with any other volunteers - a Scuttlebutt cruise to Ostend. Going by my previous experience May or early June would be a good time.
So, couple of questions:
1. When do we want / can we go?
2. Who would sail his/her boat?
3. Who requires a berth?
4. Who would be interested in a meal together?
5. Who wants duty frees (General Stores)?
Robert - the ever charming RNSYC HM - will cut us a deal on berths if there's more than 5 of us, and we let him know well in advance when we would be turning up. There are quite a few Bank Holidays in Belgium in May, so it's likely to be (very) busy if the weather's nice.
I'm willing to act as initial point of contact for this whole thing (HM, General Stores, etc..). Won't refuse any offers of help should the event get too "big".
It's up to you now.