Now that Harley has aborted his RTW in an 8 foot marble attempt, I need some escapade to follow. Luckily, Sailing Anarchy provided a link to Sail Mike, a 14 year old attempting to be the youngest solo transatlantic sailor.
In a fit of parental responsibility, his Dad is going to trail him in an identical boat to make sure everything goes OK. Kind of touching and somewhat interesting, defeating a bit of the solo crossing stuff but still within the spirit of the adventure.
Here's the boat they're crossing on, a Tide 28:
And this is where it gets interesting, please note the logo on young SailMike's shirt:
If you can't read it, it says "Tide 28". According to the SailMike website these are fast, safe and easy to handle yachts which have been jointly designed between Michael, his Dad and Nigel Harley.
Aha, it's a yacht designer exploiting his son to market his new MacGregor 26X lookalike "yacht". And, here I am publicizing it to my tens of readers. Sort of like a chain letter but I'll be following anyway.