Framed tomfoolery


It can be an unsettling experience entering a new acquaintance’s home to be confronted with A3 sized photographs of themselves dressed in gowns and mortar-boards and holding a ribbon-tied scroll.

‘Blimey, THEY went to university?’ one thinks.

Which is why I will not be sending £12 to the RYA for their kind offer to provide me with a ‘presentation certificate suitable for framing.’

Just imagine a fellow yachtsman being confronted with your framed certificate down below when you’ve just taken three attempts to pick up a buoy in wind over tide conditions.

‘Blimey, he’s a Yachtmaster is he?’.

No ticket no shame!