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Old 08-01-2013
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Quite honestly, I feel that there is a lot more to this story than we are getting here.
However, be that as it may be, the fact that you were aboard that boat 10 seconds after leaving the dock w/o topping up the water tanks on a 2225 mile voyage, makes all that followed YOUR fault, even if you had a water maker aboard, which you did not mention.
I have never heard anything so stupid in over 50 years of voyaging! Who needs sails when one is dying from dehydration? Or navigation?
If you want to continue sailing and making a living aboard boats, you are going to have to work on your judgement skills. It was totally irresponsible for you to sail on that boat and no one should expect you to honor your agreement to do so, if the captain attempted to leave the dock w/o filling the tanks.
Do not try to make your part in this horror story anyone's fault but your own. YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN THERE!
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
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