You're a long way from Suffolk.
I don't know anything about the 'skeds' from your current location but I am sure other crusiers will let you know what is out there. Meanwhile, the more people out there talking to each other, the better; so good on you for starting a new net.
I'm planning to do the crossing next year so perhaps we will have the chance to yak about the 2013 Ashes tour on the SSB at that stage. Are you on a circumnavigation? Please tell us your cruising story.
By the way, isn't it a nice touch the way people in some countries chill their beer before drinking it.