Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013 - Page 5 - SailNet Community
 1047Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #41 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: michigan
Posts: 291
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 9
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Should have stopped in Hollywood on your way home to strike a movie deal.
ottos likes this.
cruisingdream is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #42 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Senior Member
 
chucklesR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Pasadena Md - Magothy side
Posts: 5,979
Thanks: 10
Thanked 31 Times in 31 Posts
Rep Power: 10
     
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by cruisingdream View Post
Should have stopped in Hollywood on your way home to strike a movie deal.
Should stop at a lawyers office and start a suit for reckless endangerment, both on Harry and on the Transpac race organization.

Lessons learned are opportunities earned.
chucklesR is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #43 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Senior Member
 
blt2ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,845
Thanks: 0
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Transpac 2013 PUBLIC - Powered by Yellowbrick Tracking

The tracking part is still there. There is another site with info too, or at least was. I doubt it was removed. The one above shows the aquarius at Hilo, the other boats to the north, and some heading home already.

Marty
LoboPops likes this.

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #44 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Asleep at the wheel
 
jimgo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 3,014
Thanks: 71
Thanked 117 Times in 115 Posts
Rep Power: 4
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Marty...do you think "Harry" will be able to GET his boat home?

- Jim
Home: Western Philly 'burbs
1980 Allmand 31
1975 Albacore 15


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
jimgo is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #45 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 707
Thanks: 1
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Great title for a movie. What actor should play Harry?

There are many dangers that can be encountered as we hike alone in wilderness areas or sail to remote locations, but all of these maybe the most dangerous is a fellow human. For the vast majority of encounters it is benign and worthwhile, but the danger is still there. While I admire your patience and restraint, I don't think you realize the danger that you were in.... not from nature, but from Harry. Even letting the CG know of your situation does not help protect you from the actions of an irrational man. Glad you survived.
juggleandhope and LoboPops like this.
lancelot9898 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #46 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 4,524
Thanks: 1
Thanked 167 Times in 150 Posts
Rep Power: 5
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by chucklesR View Post
Should stop at a lawyers office and start a suit for reckless endangerment, both on Harry and on the Transpac race organization.
I don't know, some of this reads to me, at least as written, somewhat implausible...

For example, the contact made with the military ship on Day 6, and the request to be taken off due to the "unsafe environment"...

Quote:

In despair, Jake contacted a military ship “HS V2 Swift” nearby for rescue, claiming unsafe environment. Unfortunately Harry and Jane refused to let us leave the boat. The captain of Swift talked on the radio that they would monitor for 3 hours. They took away the VHF radio and sent Swift away. We were officially their prisoners.
What, were Harry & Jane holding guns to their heads? Moreover, the captain of the SWIFT doesn't even bother to investigate the situation further, and is content to be simply "sent away" by someone who apparently speaks barely understandable English? After the original request to be evacuated was made by someone speaking "perfect English"? If that is, indeed, how this encounter went down, it certainly doesn't speak very highly of the command of the SWIFT or the Navy's concern for the safety of American sailors on the high seas - particularly in an age where Carnival cruise ships and Liberian-flagged merchant vessels are willing to come to the aid of distressed sailors, literally, at the drop of a hat... :-)

It's not like it would have taken the SWIFT very long to arrive on scene to check things out, after all...





I don't know, just sounds like there might be a tad more to certain elements of this story :-)
chef2sail and LoboPops like this.

Last edited by JonEisberg; 07-31-2013 at 09:21 AM.
JonEisberg is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #47 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Wind and pie move my boat.
 
kjango's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 394
Thanks: 4
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 8
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

When that guy re-gained consciousness , his clothes would have gone out of style , & if the water ran out I'd have slit his throat & drank his blood .
Capt.aaron likes this.
kjango is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #48 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Senior Member
 
blt2ski's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,845
Thanks: 0
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Harry will probably get his boat home.....altho suspect it will be hired help without him on board, or he will have to sell there........

but, as I was packing truck for the day, a thought occured. Many if not most countries other than the US, would require ea boat to have 2-3 prep races with the crew generally speaking as is to be sailed on longer races like this. This in reality, would have weeded out this skipper/boat combo. As it is now, ANYONE could potentially enter this race, even if the boat was not fit, skipper/crew member(s) are not fit etc.

Hopefully if this hits the YC's in charge etc, they may get looked at by USSA or equal and told to tighten the screws on initial interviewing the skippers etc as happened at the Chi-mac after the flipping of the boat and 2 folks died in an improper designed boat for the task being down. The skipper/crew manifests should also be looked at etc a bit more also in this races case. I know locally, the vic-maui has some qualifying races that need to be down before you can actually cross the start line, this would potentially/probably, not not 100% positive, taken this guy out before the start.

marty

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
blt2ski is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to blt2ski For This Useful Post:
SOVT (07-31-2013)
post #49 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Senior Member
 
krisscross's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: NC
Posts: 2,063
Thanks: 25
Thanked 121 Times in 120 Posts
Rep Power: 3
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Dawg, that is a pretty gnarly experience, no doubt!
You must have angered the sea gods somehow to deserve this amount of sh...t fall on you...
Glad you made it home safely and thank you for a great story!
I always consider people to be the most important factor in every situation.

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
Plato
krisscross is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #50 of 1053 Old 07-31-2013
Over Hill Sailing Club
 
smurphny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Adirondacks NY
Posts: 3,195
Thanks: 76
Thanked 87 Times in 84 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Quote:
Originally Posted by JonEisberg View Post
I don't know, some of this reads to me, at least as written, somewhat implausible...

For example, the contact made with the military ship on Day 6, and the request to be taken off due to the "unsafe environment"...



What, were Harry & Jane holding guns to their heads? Moreover, the captain of the SWIFT doesn't even bother to investigate the situation further, and is content to be simply "sent away" by someone who apparently speaks barely understandable English? After the original request to be evacuated was made by someone speaking "perfect English"? If that is, indeed, how this encounter went down, it certainly doesn't speak very highly of the command of the SWIFT or the Navy's concern for the safety of American sailors on the high seas - particularly in an age where Carnival cruise ships and Liberian-flagged merchant vessels are willing to come to the aid of distressed sailors, literally, at the drop of a hat... :-)

It's not like it would have taken the SWIFT very long to arrive on scene to check things out, after all...





I don't know, just sounds like there might be a tad more to certain elements of this story :-)
Agree. The thing that seems implausible is that anyone would endure a madman for more than a very short time before setting him straight in one form or another. People willingly staying confined to berths on the whim of a loony??? Makes no sense. It isn't 1810 and the crew aren't Shanghaied drunks waking up under the command of Capt. Bligh. Something does not add up here.
abrahamx likes this.

Alberg 35: With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword; I quietly take to the ship.
smurphny is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
The Following User Says Thank You to smurphny For This Useful Post:
neilsty (08-01-2013)
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cheap Classic Plastic smokes the fleet in 2013 Down the Bay Race jameswilson29 General Discussion (sailing related) 65 06-04-2013 02:52 PM
SouthEast Alaska Sailing announces 2013 SEAS Cup Race schedule NewsReader News Feeds 0 05-08-2013 08:50 PM
OKI 24-hr Sailing Race 2013 NewsReader News Feeds 0 02-25-2013 05:40 AM
Melbourne-Geelong Race 2013 Classic30 General Discussion (sailing related) 0 01-29-2013 12:56 AM
TransPac July 2013 MCM aguyleroux Racing 2 11-04-2012 08:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome