Most of you will know that Martin Raishbrook built his own ALTERNATIVE One Metre for last season’s racing, and since it first hit the water that green yacht has been at the front of the fleet for much/most of the time.

When John Barrett joined he Club, a few weeks ago, he arrived with a Nimbus III, but immediately realised that he wanted something better.  I told him about Martin’s  ALTERNATIVE, home build BRITPOP, and then there seemed to be nothing stopping him!

He now has his dayglo yellow ALTERNATIVE on the water, with the potential to be in among the winners.  I have tried it out, in ‘Wednesday conditions’, and it feels very nice.