A good breeze, so Neil tried the Walker Bay dinghy under sail. God fun, until the rudder pintle broke (it would take nearly six months to wring a spare out of Walker Bay, not a very customer friendly outfit). Then, while playing with the radio controlled Laser, the rudder fell off that too! That was my fault. It is surprisingly easy to not quote fit the rudder properly. Must be more careful in future!
Trained as Naval Architect. Involved in shipbuilding and shipyard construction/ Worked briefly in aviation. Joined Associated British Ports in 1984 as Business Development Manager. For 10 years until retirement in 2001, Environment Manager at ABP. Has owned several yachts described on this website