Roger Robinson (also seen here at age 19) had sailed in 1966 aboard “Mischief”, the first of three Bristol Channel pilot cutters Tilman was to own over the years. Roger was to later own a pilot cutter of his own named “Olga”, which he sold to Swansea Maritime Museum after seven years of restoration work.
Now a good friend, Roger is also a Devonshire architect of some repute. He has always had a strong passion for ocean sailing, and at the time of writing is deeply embroiled in reseaching a book about the celebrated sailing partnership of Eric and Susan Hiscock. Roger’s extensive knowledge of sailing and boats have proved immensely helpful to me in the production of this book.