Wish You Were Here – Nigel Collins

A late starter trying to learn guitar, ‘Wish You Were Here’ was the first song I could sort of play and sing along too. it made sense to name my new (in 2012) cruising Beneteau 34 with the same name, as it also captures my sentiment of sharing the sailing joy with anyone who will join me.

However, as much as I love having crew join in, it’s not always possible….so shorthanded racing ticks a massive box. ‘Wish You Were Here’ is slow, comfortable, has a big fridge and a great handicap. I love getting out on the water whenever possible, sharing sailing stories with a really friendly fleet full of useful experience-sharing and encouragement for us slower boats.

Skipper Stats:

Racing Singlehanded since: 2018
Boat length: 10.4m
Longest Race sailed alone: 66nm
Number of Broaches with Spinnaker: 0
Max wind speed sailed alone: 25 knots
Races finished first on line: 0
Races finished first on handicap: 0
Races not finished: 3
Races finished last: Too Many
Longest DNF time: 15 hours