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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
Absolutely correct if there is someone aboard that knows how to drive with a spinny. In the event, however, they were likely better letting Otto handle matters in his/its ponderous albeit reliable way, Non?
Non. They're on the open ocean. If the state of play aboard what appears to have been a cruising boat along for the ride is what it sounds like it was, they would have been better advised (IMHO and as has been mentioned here before by others) especially at night, to pole out the genoa and leave the spinnaker for such times as the Crew on Watch felt they could handle it...
"Honestly, I don't know why seamen persist in getting wrecked in some of the outlandish places they do, when they can do it in a nice place like Fiji." -- John Caldwell, "Desperate Voyage"