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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Originally Posted by smackdaddy View Post
Best thread ever.

PS - I just want to know what the 86 y.o. chick was doing this whole time. Must have been great entertainment for her.
I found the following on sailrevolution website...

I think this will be a great adventure, and everyone should have a good time, said Shirley Fischer, who is sailing on Hiroyuki Funaoku and Janet Nicholsons Jeanneau 43 Sun Odyssey DS Aquarius in her first Transpac. Im 86 years young, Ive sailed before with Hiro and my daughter Janet, and they asked me to come, so here I am. Ive had my own boat before, just sailing from here to Catalina, but Hawaii of course is much further. So Im looking forward to just being part of this, for going this far, and enjoying the experience.

When asked about her role on the team, Fischer said I will do anything I can to help. But when on the helm I was asked to look out for refrigerators and whales!
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