Passing crew in no particular order.
Me, Habitat Brighton Sailing Club or other alcohol serving establishment. Oceanhippie rating = 100% oceanhippie. Drinks warm flat English beer*. General character - pretty damn fabulous . Hat type.... kangaroo skin. Nationality - Human
* When I can get it
Tom - "I have a good chandelrey near by what shoud I bring?"
Skanna - "bring vegimite seasikness pills and all the harry potter books."
Scramble Campbell, Habitat Gold Coast (a step up from native NZ?) Drinks = Don Simon Blanco! oh those wonderful Spanish tetrapacks! Hat type - hippie Madera hat (with tassle). Ocean hippie rating Damn Good (shouts YEEE HAAAR when surfing off waves at 15Kn*). Very keen to do the washing up, apparently keenness and skill don't always amount to the same (I didn't say that ED) Nationality - Kiwi * - he lied it was only 14.7Kn
Skanna (named after the famous Killer Whale), Habitat - dry land until Dreamtime. Drinks - Stubbies.........form a glass. No Fear! Sun hat ....macho Auzie types, huh. Studying witchcraft and paganism (in that order), which is a pleasant change from the Satanists I usually meet. Doesn't read "good housekeeping" magazine.. prefers to rubbish the article on cruising couples in "Ocean Navigator" (an american magazine and american's have strange ideas about cruising, they all sail really slow double enders, never trust a boat designed to go backwads) Nationality - Auzzie
Skipper. Sam, habitat Brighton Sailing Club/Sussex Yacht Club, Ocean hippie rating = Off scale, Drinks home brew. General character, he's definitely got that. Hat type Bosun's cap. Nationality - English (would secretly like to be Indian)Crew.
Simon, habitat Brighton Sailing Club/RS400 circuit, Ocean Hippie rating = dingy dinghy sailor. General character, most selfless man in the history of round buying. Drinks Harveys Bitter and Traditional cider. Lives in "the land of NOD" where ever that is. Hat type cap with foreign legion neck cloth (Hemp of course). Nationality - English
(Doc)Dawn, habitat Unknown hence no postcard (sorry) Mate, Ocean Hippie rating =Yachts and trips, General character psychological advice for my mates! Fetish for Whales (not the country idiot) hat type big white foldy thing that makes standing difficult in f2 or above. Nationality - English
Simeon , habitat 50% y2k 50% not actually sailing at Brighton Sailing Club. Drinks rum and 7up??!? when he can't get harveys. Hat type baseball cap. Nationality - English (possible South African Tendencies)
Tim. Habitat unknown, drinks very little. No hat errrrrrr......... Nationality - English
Patric (not Irish), habitat Backstage Welsh opera. Could be worse he Could be understudy to the fat lady. Ocean hippie rating = went home early for a job, drinks beer lager probably poor man, no hat preference registered (he's in theatre he wears many hats) Nationality - English
Jooles and Hills.....and then there were 3, habitat unknown due to lifestyle change Brighton SC? Ocean Hippie Rating = no sailing for 18 years except possibly an optimist.....Drinks much more since the baby probably. Nationality - English
Rauni, habitat north of the arctic circle, drinks - quietly, compared with me and Sam, Hat faded olive sun hat gives Vietnam vets flashbacks. Oceanhippie rating - learning fast. Somewhat nervous of maxi taxi drivers (Trini buses) Eats no meat no Fish no Eggs and No dairy Products ................ Except cheese, lots and lots of cheese. Nationality - Finnish Matt 'Hamster' drinks - Harveys best bitter when not working for the heathens. Hat type - canvas Sun hat......And ITS MINE! Ocean hippie rating - Sails a F18, at BSC, every one wants to crew on it no one ever crews twice, coincidence I think not! Nationality - English/ Malaysian
Rauni, habitat north of the arctic circle, drinks - quietly, compared with me and Sam, Hat faded olive sun hat gives Vietnam vets flashbacks. Oceanhippie rating - learning fast. Somewhat nervous of maxi taxi drivers (Trini buses) Eats no meat no Fish no Eggs and No dairy Products ................ Except cheese, lots and lots of cheese. Nationality - Finnish
Matt 'Hamster' drinks - Harveys best bitter when not working for the heathens. Hat type - canvas Sun hat......And ITS MINE! Ocean hippie rating - Sails a F18, at BSC, every one wants to crew on it no one ever crews twice, coincidence I think not! Nationality - English/ Malaysian
Ornen and her crew, Venezuela
Some of Örnen's crew left to right Maja, Börje, Mia, Sofia, Me.
Skipper. Tom, habitat North of Sweden /Thailand and Turtles when he can get them. Drinks home brewd Vodka or meths when out of Sweden. Ocean Hippie rating = 1 year from home and not going back. Hat type ...Mine last time I saw him! Nationality - Swedish
Börje. Habitat Cuba or other dens of Communism. Drinks anything and everything. Hat type old NYY cap. Reads Spanish equivalent of Shakespeare average time per book 18 months. Nationality - Swedish
Sofia, Habitat Stockholm school of maths (as a philosopher), Ocean hippie rating = Hippie yes Ocean no. Drinks vegetarian beer. Character absolutely fabulous. Hat type bandana/ headscarf. Nationality - Swedish
Maja, Ocean Hippie rating = can make Danish pastries(possible Swedish Pasties) on moving boat! Habitant Sweden Stockholm Photo development lab. Hat type Huge & serious sunglasses. Snap happy, to say the least. Drinks Drink! Nationality - Swedish
Richard Habitat Cambridgeshire stock exchange, drinks beer with lime on top (see spitting image), oceanhippie rating great but not on electric's.. Hat type another B****y cap. Nationality - English
Mia, Habitat Denmark, Drinks Rum, hat type cap. Nationality - Danish
Silvester de something or other, habitat Brazil, went to Trinidad believing they spoke Portuguese. They didn't nor do we... ERRRR. Hat type cap (capo??) Drinks what ever we buy him he can't speak the lingo.... Oceanhippie rating Fabulous every time you go to do something its already done! Nationality - Brazilian
Mark, Habitat Alaska, drinks beer (but not as good as American beer), The Egg man, hat type HUGE brimmed cap. Nationality - US of Whatever
Abba, Habitat the sand box, hat type She don't wear one she's a cat! Named by skipper to annoy me (I'm not keen on Abba, no capital letter deliberately), Smells of fish flying ones usually, Doesn't drink but eats rare Galapagos Wildlife....OOPS. Not popular with Tongan Quarantine. Ausie Quarentine hasn't heard of her .... thank god! Nationality - Panamanian
Roslyn She used to be a weir wolf but she's all right NOOOOOO OOOWWWWWW- WWWW eeeeeeeeee eeeeee, Habitat Woolawaya New South Wales mate (austrucinfalian), Drinks and Drinks and Drinks and so on, Ocean hippie rating subject of controversy, believed to be a capitalist banking swine, known to have consorted with a Communist. Believed on the run in Oz, Hat Type paint encrusted Shell cap (thereby hangs a tale) Nationality - Auzzie
Sandra, habitat Kiwi Land Wherever that is, Ocean Hippie rating known to have consorted with the deck of square riggers but not the rigging Tut Tut. Hat type cap again. Drinks "I DON'T DRINK WHISKEY" Nationality - Kiwi
Alex, Habitat Denmark, Drinks Coke poor man, Ocean Hippie rating = Still under review (he hasn't hit any thing yet), Badly needs to get him self a hat! Nationality - Danish
Kristian, Habitat Canada, the French part, likes advertising on telly can't understand those of us who have BBC style telly with no Ads! Strange Man, Ocean hippie rating Woke me up in the middle of the night to help him avoid some one! Hat type strange cap with neoprene brim (Alien Artefact) drinks beer. Nationality - Canadian
island Kea Logo (by me)
Steve (skipper), habitat hash house harriers. Ocean hippie rating = ARC 2007.. and beyond, drinks Hook Norton (in odd places), Americas cup sun hat. Nationality - English
Katrin, habitat anywhere with Icelandic connections. Ocean hippie rating = fab, Whale beer? Hat - not often. Nationality - Icelandic
Caroline, habitat Lagos! Ocean hippie rating = 120% - determined to smoke roll ups even in storm force 10. Boat bum, drinks more than me! "Rising Cock" cap. Nationality - Ex English (never going back)
Island Kea Arrives in St Lucia
Jackal at anchor in Raniroa, French Polynesia
Alan (skipper), habitat Mediterranean (Manchester). The only man to face the wild open ocean with a Karaoke Machine. Drinks Lager, Rum, errr vodka jelly. Hat Type = Cowboy (bought by Jackie) Ocean hippie rating = Ebay Rating (Power Seller). Nationality - English (Lives anywhere but).
Jackie, habitat Port Macquaire. Got dragged sailing, sick all the way, tough chic. Drinks: Bloody Mary Oceanhippie rating: Hardcore (sea sick for years) Nationality: Australian (like most of 'em not home often)
Christian, habitat [removed for legal reasons] Ocean hippie rating = 12th Lieutenant and rising and falling. Drinks - Hell yes. Hat - naaa mate vampire strength sun screen Nationality - Australian (with side order of winging Pom)
I've said this before ANY RESEMBLANCE TO ANY PERSON LIVING OR DEAD it not only coincidental but ridiculously unlikely since I might as well have invented these people, since the really ones are nothing like this! They're worse..........