Three worthy nominees. All good friends. All giving their time and energy to help us along with Herbie. How can I pick one above the others? I can't really, but I have to.
Pete, Simon and David. None is better than the others, or worse for that matter.
But for service with a smile, crewing for us in miserable wet weather when you could so easily cancel, and fitting in so smoothly and gently, the Herbie Best Crew Award for 2009 goes to . . . .
David rainman Allum. (huge applause).
Well done and thanks for everything.
Even as we speak scribes are toiling away illuminating the magnicient certificate (which will be posted to you in the fullness of time).
Runners up Pete and Simon - we love you both and you live to fight another day. Welcome aboard any time.