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post #422 of Old 08-06-2013
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I have a bunch of questions and you're not going to like my tone. Deal with it. I've worn out the carpet racing to and delivering home from Hawaii.

1). Who was responsible for navigating?
2). What navigation tools were available? Did you use a race routing program like Expedition?
3). We're there any boat polars aboard?
4). Did you two ALWAYS use the AP while the kite was up?
5). Why did you NOT use the spinnaker net if you had one available?
6). How often did you download weather data? What form did that data take? We're they gribs or iso charts? If they were gribs, did you have the tools to correct the, to local/observed weather? Do you even know this is possible?
7). Can you please describe to me how working on the foredeck was so life endangering?
8). Do you know how to clear a wrap by gybing the boat?
9). Do you understand the implications of the use of the word "mutiny"?
10). Do you think being involved in a mutiny will hurt your shot at getting another ride?
11). Could you two have done anything at all without the autopilot?

Seriously, I am not either of yours greatest fans, nor do I think that the Harry, Jane, mom team belonged out there. I don't care if you thought it was easy, you MADE IT EASY by using the Bloody autopilot! I just don't see where you two get off thinking that you're entitled to take command of someone's boat. Working on a foredeck is what sailors do. We do it at night, and we do it when it's blowing a lot more than 17 kts. Personally, you're a pair of whining kittens.

Nick Salvador
Richmond, CA

Last edited by SalNichols94804; 08-07-2013 at 12:30 AM. Reason: Some cats were offended and are charging me with a hate crime.
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