Now there's a thing

A couple of years ago, Olivier Hays sailed his Farr 727 Farrniente across the Channel from le Havre and took part in the Quarter Ton Cup.  Having never met him before, I bumped into him in the marina on his arrival and horrified that because his accommodation wasn't ready, he has his crewmate were planning to sleep on board the boat. Being a fellow Farr 727 owner (and a sucker for a French accent) I invited them to stay for a couple nights.  Now one of his crewmembers Pierre Paris enjoyed himself so much he has bought his own boat - Pinguin Playboy and is planning to come over and play in this year's QTC. Welcome Pierre.