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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013
I'm no racer but why would the navigator expect to end up running the foredeck ?
I realise on short crewed boats we all need to pitch in but if I signed on as navigator I'd not expect that I'd be in charge of raising and lowering sails. Assisting yes, in charge no.
Am I missing a salient point here ?
All in all however, I do find it hard to understand why the crew ever set sail. Like lots of us I've sailed on boats with very average equipment levels, been offshore with nothing but a log, depthsounder and vhf, blah blah blah. No other electronics at all but the skipper knew his stuff. Had he struck me as a borderline nutter then reaction is simple. Get off the boat and go home. Don't set sail. I appreciate the point re experience but I'm sorry, that is the kind of experience I can do without.
Andrew B (Malö 39 Classic)
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