It is with great sadness that the BananaShark team will not be attending the finals in Torquay.
I am not going to make a fuss about it here, but all I will say is that untill last Monday I was asssured my, and the other boats would be back from Egypt by the 27th. I have now been told that the boats will not be back and cleared customs well after the finals have been over.
The result of this is that I will be unable to defend my title this year - as you can imagine I am not best pleased - neither is ORDA who are now without the RIBs racing there and have to explain to any European teams that were coming over to race there won't be any boats to race against from the UK!
I was told I could enter something else to keep the numbers up though - quite generous I thought - only 10 days I'm sure Kitten could knock something up!
All is not lost - the nice people from Thundercats have invited me to race in Portugal .............
So I'm going!