Originally Posted by smackdaddy
As in this example, where it goes wrong is when someone plans like they're a serious racer (maybe because they are advised by a serious racer on how to plan) - when, in fact, they're not very good at sailing in the first place. Dangerous combo.
Oh and then the 86 year old . . . and the last minute cobbled together crew like it was a coastal delivery . . . and the personality disorders . . . lack of leadership . . . and then there is the little matter of Jane . . ..
I don't think anyone "planned as if they were a serious racer" I think Harry didn't plan at all or was too harried
to carry out whatever plans he might have had . . ..