Saturday 27th April. A sortie in to The Orwell on Bill Hughes Starlight 35 ‘Livia’ from SYH. Then hail and hail. Like little air gun pellets and plenty. Then Under Sail coming out of The Stour we was a ‘carved up’ by a Sailing School boat under engine ONLY heading in to Shotley. ‘Whose that XXXX?’ said Bill as a cheerful voice ‘Hello Bill!’ reached us across the water from the offending ship. Mutterings from Commander Bill as to who this offensive fellow might be ……….