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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

Here's a short blurb from a crew member of another transpac 2013 boat.
This was a hard fought and well-earned victory for the Cirminal Mischief crew. The whole crew worked together and worked hard. No one had any ego, everyone pitched in- packing kites, grinding, making each other coffee or a snack, you name it. We gelled as a team and endured a 9 day long dog fight with two Rodgers 46's, two J/125's and an Open 50. Every morning when the navigator Brendan came up to brief us on our position, the report was the same, "we're in a dead heat, guys. we have to push 100%." So we did. We had some sail issues, failures and other little problems but we dealt with all of them impressively well, losing almost no time. I'll be doing a full write up in the next couple of days, maybe after the awards this Thursday.

Epic race with a great crew! Go the Criminal Mischief!
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Too bad Ronnie didn't write the more detailed post. However, I had a chance to chat with him regarding this year's race. He said the boat was designed for racing, not cruising, and was therefore quite uncomfortable. Add that dynamic to the stress of ocean racing, in general, and you have a situation that could have made the trip unbearable. Instead, he said it was quite invigorating. And, from my understanding, the crew worked together like a well-oiled machine. They came in first in their division, and importantly, now have another great memory to add to their life book. Pretty awesome, imo.
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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You may not be that far off. Why the camera crew?

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(Somebody posted this earlier and it flew right by me at the time. Seems relevant.)

Wow!!! Could this GET any crazier?
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and this from facebook, apparently this is grandma waving--

Hmmm, an inmast furling main, huh?

Yup, definitely NOT a Transpac race boat :-)
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

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You may not be that far off. Why the camera crew?

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I just love culture jamming and lying.

Jake? You have some splainin' to do!

(Somebody posted this earlier and it flew right by me at the time. Seems relevant.)
I posted that link, I was familiar with The Yes Men before and when I tracked "Jake" back to them I chuckled a bit.

But in this case I don't think "Jake" was organizing some kind of prank. They tend to take on governments and mega-corps, and I don't think a low-rent sushi stall really fits that bill.

I think he just likes to sail and took an opening on the only Transpac boat willing to take crew without experience. And since he's the sort that hangs out with videographers and just generally tapes everything, why not get some good video of departure and arrival?

I really would like to see his videos from during the trip though... Jake, come back to us! Post video!
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Given the course this thread has taken, I'm not sure it's wise to take anybody's word for anything.
anytime. anywhere. anyhow.
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Here's a short blurb from a crew member of another transpac 2013 boat.
This was a hard fought and well-earned victory for the Cirminal Mischief crew. The whole crew worked together and worked hard. No one had any ego, everyone pitched in- packing kites, grinding, making each other coffee or a snack, you name it. We gelled as a team and endured a 9 day long dog fight with two Rodgers 46's, two J/125's and an Open 50. Every morning when the navigator Brendan came up to brief us on our position, the report was the same, "we're in a dead heat, guys. we have to push 100%." So we did. We had some sail issues, failures and other little problems but we dealt with all of them impressively well, losing almost no time. I'll be doing a full write up in the next couple of days, maybe after the awards this Thursday.

Epic race with a great crew! Go the Criminal Mischief!
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If that's Ronnie Simpson - that dude has a story. Definitely a sailor I look up to.
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anytime. anywhere. anyhow.
Anyhow?
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Anyhow, by whatever source it is delivered.

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Anyhow?
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and this from facebook, apparently this is grandma waving--
That's not a wave - she is signalling for more water, please!
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