Both commiserations and congratulations to Mike Sanderson.
Commiserations for also not being able to do the Fastnet though for a better excuse than mine - his brand new Pindar was dismasted during Cowes week.
But congratulations are also due as he and his wife Emma (ne Richards) are expecting a baby! Thankfully the lovely Emma, who was on-board at the time, was unharmed in the incident.
I was lucky enough to sail with her last September on another Pindar, so my special best wishes go to Emma