WITH Henley Royal Regatta so close, I thought you might like this story from Motor Boats Monthly, which publishes a reader’s “confession” each month
Nick Moger writes: “Many years ago I lived in Henley-on-Thames and, as an impecunious student, I had always managed to beg tickets to the regatta stewards’ enclosure for the Saturday.
“This particular year I had started working and been away quite a bit, so had been unable to get any tickets.
“My job had enabled me to indulge my desire of having a boat and I had bought a 14ft speedboat with twin Evinrude 40hp engines, which was my pride and joy.
“On the Friday night we were lamenting our lack of tickets when a solution became apparent.