Saturday 1st August 2009
How long has the dream of ‘Whinchat’ been around? I think Pete would say that he’s wanted a sailing boat for as long as he can remember, he’s even owned a few (at least one dingy, a canal boat), but the yacht was his dream from boyhood. A love inspired by his Dad, who would take him on to the water in holidays spent in Cornwall and the Scilies. Pete tells me he has sailed since the age of five and when you listen to him, you have the real sense of adventure. All of this is a bigger gap than I can ever hope to make up, both in years and experience. This is one place where it’s very sensible to defer to his greater wisdom! I had joined in his dream by the end of my first sailing holiday, in the Greek Islands. Those two weeks have a lot to answer for, really!