With a Uk circulation of -/+ 82,000 readers, surely a sample of greater than 530 could have been achieved, to represent a more accurate description of the average yachtsman/woman....mind almost as accurate as the forthcoming general election.
Also as mindblowing as a concept /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif
Mind cheaper to do an online survey of 530 peeps /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif
sorry guys, but as a furriner allow me to remark that if "the AVERAGE British yachtsman" exists, little red goblins running around on Mars' surface suddenly become a certainty too /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif
there is no such thing as an average Brit, is there ? (except for Dame Edna of course, but he/ she's "hors categorie")
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I lived in Hertfordshire as a young child, and Dad kept his East Anglian One Design at Brightlingsea.
Moved dahn Sarf at the age of seven, to make the astonishing discovery that sea water wasn't meant to be brown.
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Proof positive! You have moved from Gods own pond(and mud flats!) and have even deserted the class and style that your father tried to instill in you with the EAOD and have ended up driving a small stinky on the crowded South Coast! Obviously sir, you are NOT an average Yachtsman!
The EAOD was a lovely boat. She moved South with us and we sold her to a guy who kept her on the Hamble for many years. Not sure what has happened to her since, but having just put her name into the MARS database and found a craft matching her description, I think she's probably still around somewhere.
Yes, you all live 60 miles from the sea, it's a bloody miracle that any of you ever see your boats let alone sail on them. And as for those of us that live by our boats I guess that we are the above average yachtsmen? Did I ever tell you how good Lymington is?