Three Men In A Rubber Boat Win Andy Flintoff Award For Sailing
THE Andrew Flintoff Award for Sailing (in association with Jerome K Jerome) goes to the three men who at 9pm last Saturday set out into the English Channel from a beach at Littlehampton, West Sussex on a 7ft inflatable dingy.
They were dressed in the appropriate Flintoffian attire of shorts and T-shirts, and buffed against cold, pirates and cabin fever by a bottle of wine.
For 11 hours they bobbed.
At 8am they were spotted. A birdwatcher calls the coastguard. The men are saved. They greet their RNLI rescuers with a hearty “Bonjour“.
They were two miles out at sea. France is a little further…