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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
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...
I agree entirely as I noted in an earlier comment. Never-the-less, they did have the Spinnaker up in the event and, given that, they'd have done better letting Otto handle the driving. Frankly, they'd have done better simply staying in Long Beach and knocking back a few beers at the Rusty Pelican or LBYC.
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