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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
Hmmm, you'd think someone who has sailed the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian, Arctic, and Southern Oceans might have had the occasion to have flown a spinnaker at least ONCE before, no? :-)
Sometimes things get lost in the mix; This was posted by Jake several pages back
I have lots of spinnaker experience, and was the one who showed "Harry" how to set up the chute. He never actually got it, though, and rockDAWG and I were the ones who had to set it up each time "Harry" fouled it.
There was actually nothing difficult about flying the chute at night, even when the wind picked up, and even during the little squalls we encountered.
1955 Blanchard 51 Custom ( I got a woody )
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