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post #98 of Old 12-22-2011
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Originally Posted by PCP View Post
yes, I have said already that, I mean that this guys were needed on this race of cold fish with very conservative thought

And here they go again choosing another course different from all other boats. They could just manage that 70nm difference and do the same as the others, it would be a more careful play, but no, they like to play big.

At least, contrary to the huge move on the last change of course, I understand why they are doing it and I would do the same. It looks good to me:

They would be out of the doldrums first and with a stronger wind. The question is why are not the others doing the same? Heard mentality and lack of trust on those crazy rookies?
I have to say, I'm learning a hell of a lot with this race - especially from GPMA pulled off. I've only done 2 ocean races as crew thus far (and plan to do many more) and we have really done a poor job of weather planning. Granted they were relatively short races, but I'm excited to learn more about how to be more effective at finding wind, rather than sticking to the rhumb line and hoping - or making wild guesses on in-shore or off-shore possibilities.
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