"Hi Abby. Hope you don't mind me contacting you. I'm an ex member of Hunts, I first joined the club in 1968 when I was eight - I sure you don't remember me from then but I did sail in your Laser open last year and fluked a win! I also sailed in your British Moth Nationals at Hunts in 1977 - finished 4th - should of done a lot better but I screwed it up - I still beat myself up about that! I also sailed the next year a Chew Valley Lake - forgot where I finished - so must have been down the pan, although I do remember getting a prize for something. One of the races which I won at Hunts was sponsored by Marlow Ropes and that year the posted a big picture of me sailing my moth 709 (a Meritlock kit which I built) on their stand at the London Boat Show. I still have the photo - well proud of that! Anyway enough history - the nationals are coming to Staunton, my new home club - I cottoned on a bit late to this detail, but would just love to be competing in them. I know it's late and that it's a big ask but do you know of anybody who may be interested in lending me a boat for the event? Obviously I would pay any expenses and I would need to join the association - again. I really want to put my mistakes of 77 behind me! May well see you at the club - hope all goes well. Thank you. Regards Rod"
Can anyone else help? We have tentatively lent 862 to Jonathan Twite