As regular readers of this never-ending stream of cobblers will know, I'm a bit of a fan of the old Ramsgate Powerboat Weekend. Last year, however, it was supplanted by a Water Skiing Week, which the Uranians trumpeted at the 2008 London Boat Show.
You'll recall me questioning at the time what would happen in 2009. The water skiing mullarkey was a one-off. With the 2009 Boat Show only a week away, I've not heard so much as a twitter about the Powerboat Weekend returning. In fact, rumour has it the powerboaters were rather impressed with their new venue in Gravesend last year.
So, will I be standing on my ownsome down the harbour come July, plastic pint of the Gaddfather's finest in hand, listening to Tom Jones on my gold-plated iPod? If so, it'll be yet more proof that the Jurassic junta in Cecil Square couldn't give a stuff about Ramsgate!