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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
There is substantive controversy here for sure. In the circumstances, I find the technicality of the NOR to be pretty deminimis. People were fearing for their well being from physical threats to deprivation of food and water on an ill prepared boat.
Did anyone see the movie Naked Gun many years ago, when OJ Simpson's character gets shot hundreds of times but doesnt' go down, until he finally keeps backing up and puts his hand on the stove, then pulls it back and says "ouch". Slapstick humor that the stove shouldn't have mattered. The autopilot was the stove in this story.
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