Sailor’s tales

Maybe weird but marinas are a place where you meet sailors.
Met an elderly famous englishman known for his voyages on the oceans all alone.
Told we were four who had sailed from Normandy to the Isle of Wight.
He stated with a smile that four on a sailboat was three too many.
Showed him this photo from the day before taken close to shore.
“How to do when we want peace on board”
A thin string in an Inflatable rubber boat, the couple is wearing a life jacket.