Hello from sunny Gosport John. I have just seen your post on my introductory thread. Can't believe I have found another member in the UK and it turns out they sail in the same waters.
If you ever need a (in)competent crew member then let me know. I sail quite frequently from Gosport premier marina so come down and meet us if you ever fancy a sail or even a drink in the local tavern. You would be most welcome.
This invitation obviously extends to the remainder of the Sailnet community too, although I do appreciate it may take some of you a little more effort to get there. Anyway, it's the Castle Tavern, Mumby Rd, Goport. You will find me at the bar with a dry white wine and some very dry company!