Ron Pattenden deserves much respect for nearing the end of his epic voyage round the coast of Britain on a Laser. He's been writing a monthly diary in Yachts and Yachting magazine, which makes fabulous reading.
BTW, the Laser is a mere 13 feet long, but has zero stowage, no shelter and a rudder that is frankly much too small for sailing in a decent wind or waves. It is unstable. Very unstable. Sailing one round Britain without an escort to pick up the pieces should things go wrong is mighty brave.Posted by tomski at September 19, 2004 04:25 PM | TrackBack