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Andy Stevenson

In light of the subsequent posts I should clarify my comments on staying upright. I am referring to me not the boat! As some of you know, or have noticed (and contrary to any rumours about peg legs) I do have an issue with my right leg which manifests itself in having no balance whatsoever when standing on my right leg. So if I loose my footing on my left, gravity takes over and I am only going one way. Having sailed Mayfly with Ray at Cowes Classics a few years back I can vouch that sitting on the side deck is a much better way to helm a Sunbeam and has the added advantage that there is much less chance of me ending up in a heap in the cockpit mid tack.