It is, as many have said before, a very small world. In the world of showbiz there is a game that everyone who is anyone is no more than six steps away from Kevin Bacon. However even he is not the most connected point, which is currently Dennis Hopper.
And so with sailing there is no doubt a 6 degrees game you could play with everyone from Russell Coutts to Ben Ainslie, or indeed sailing bloggers.
So who would be Kevin Bacon and who Dennis Hopper? Would (say - and feel to disagree) O Docker be Bacon and Tillerman be Hopper?
But then who would be Bonnie, Adam, Greg and Chris, Pat and Carol Anne and all the others? And OMG who would I be?
And, in case you were wondering, this particular Bus Dev Manager sailed in Australia in 2008 and Nova Scotia this year, is currently preparing for Hayling Island, and, yes, he did remember someone called Tillerman.
It is a small world indeed.