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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
Unless you've got a total novice on the helm I just don't get why it was even considered...
From what both RD and Jake have said ( more than once ) that was the issue
Also, by what Jake recently posted, the use of A/P was a non-issue as far as the rules and being DQ'ed. Personally, based only on what RD and Jake posted, the skipper was operating under diminished capacity and the crew did what was necessary to bring the boat and her crew in unharmed.
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1974 Ranger 33
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