I have a question for Simon. I was at a local Mexican restaurant waiting in line to pick up my order when a well-dressed man in his early 50's (maybe 5'9", glasses, balding) approached me. "Are you the one with the Duran Duran license plate in the parking lot?," he asked. I was. He said that his name was "W.F." and that he had sailed with you on The Drum in the 80's -I forgot to ask if it was the year it has capsized. He said that you worked your way up through the ranks and was a very good sailor. He said he'd also sailed with Ted Turner. So... was this guy just trying to get into my pants or is this legit? Much Love, Sarah
I think you ought to know that I only ever sail with people who would try to get into your pants. Don't be fooled by the 'glasses and balding.'
Hmmm ... W.F. could be Walt Freedomland - foredeck maverick; or even Willy Farquar, who was politely asked to leave Ted Turner's boat after having been discovered on deck at 4 am. with two nubile boat groupies lashed naked to the mast.
Got to watch those yachty types.