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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
RD, Jake, After all the angst over the spinnaker...it would appear that you averaged roughly 4.86 kn for this trip. ( 2100 nautical miles/18 days) ??
Wouldn't it have been better to simply take the spinnaker down per the captain's wishes/orders on his shifts? Seems like a lot of time was lost and valuable energy expended unnecessarily messing with the spinnaker. His boat, his money, his rules..his race to lose..
Expend less energy = drink less water. It just seems like you could have acheived the same results ( 4.86 kn avg.) on a 43' boat with main and genoa..and had a more relaxing trip. Or just fly it on your shifts, and douse it for his shift.
Let's face it, aquarius was never going to be competitive in this race with 4 crew and an 86 y.o passenger. This was a delivery. Did the GF ever take shifts at the helm?
Last edited by Tempest; 08-07-2013 at 08:36 PM.