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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
Sailing light on water for the sake of weight makes great sense for the vessel we're talking about. Fresh off their America's Cup victory they were hell bent for leather, or Hawaii- whichever comes first. This crew- they eat when the boat docks and sleep when they die, that hard salty lot does.
A crew that hardcore only needs two cups of water a day, because a gallon a day is for chumps who like to cook and wash their crack now and again. First they went to wet-wipes, but felt guilty after realizing they were forcing the captain to haul dead weight and so they started squeezing the moisture out of them dockside. Hell, the 100 year old lady doesn't need much water. You can skip her water ration on odd days because she'll forget about it anyway. At her age, she's on the way out any day now, so don't sweat it. The old broad sure can handle a spinnaker, though!
Poor RD had no idea he was supposed to donate blood the day before the race to save weight and spray PAM on his underpants because this tub doesn't haul toilet paper.
This is the big leagues, RD! Hell's Kitchen goes to sea! You want to navigate? Here's your course, 'wog... head West until the seagulls speak Tahitian, and if they start to speak Tagalog then turn around! Shape up or ship out, matey!