Originally Posted by smackdaddy
Okay. Well, on the water thing...here's what was said:
There certainly doesn't seem to be any communication regarding water strategy at the beginning of the race. Just the skipper ignoring a reminder from the crew. This decision then apparently led to this outcome:
Is 1.5 liters per day enough drinking water for racers in those conditions?
You're right. There's no logic there at all. It's just bad skippering. Yet you've hammered the crew far harder than this skipper who HAS done races. That's the problem.
And BTW, I'm not one hammering the racing mindset. I like to race. So our games are not all that different.
Jesus Christ. They left LA with 18 days of water for what should have been, at most, a 14 day passage. They didn't need to top off the bloody tanks you pedantic twit.
Should H2O have been discussed before leaving the dock? Absolutely. Do you think that Harry had a few things on his mind at the time? Do you think that just maybe either of these two guys might have taken a couple of things off of his punch list? No, in your case probably not. Because in your case, ocean racing isn't a team effort, it's ALL on the skipper, including the behavior of the crew. Just step aboard, sail, and criticize.