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982 posts, 966 likes. For a RACING thread about 4 people at each other's throats and Betty White, the likeost ratio is impressive.
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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.)
The Yes Men?!?!?

Oh boy... I can see it now - "What do rich business owners do with their money? They buy boats they can't sail and pretend they are Captain Bly. We hopped aboard a sailboat in California headed for Hawaii in a race called the Transpac, where million dollar yachts are the toys of billionaires. Here's our story..."

And from the little I've read here, they will have a story to tell. These guys specialize in finding people who make fools of themselves.

This clip is preceded by a talk they gave (posing as DOW execs) regarding acceptable loss of life in order to make a profit. You wouldn't think anyone would fall for that. Just watch.

How will it be for RD and company? Who knows... I wonder if RD signed a release? And the rest of the hapless crew? Probably.
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Oh boy... I can see it now - "What do rich business owners do with their money? They buy boats they can't sail and pretend they are Captain Bly. We hopped aboard a sailboat in California headed for Hawaii in a race called the Transpac, where million dollar yachts are the toys of billionaires. Here's our story..."
I don't think that's their style. They take shots at Exxon and Dow Chemical and the government, not small business owners. And I'm fine with that, Exxon could stand to be taken down a peg or two.

I think he's probably a funny/crazy guy who had the bad luck to end up on a crazy/dysfunctional boat.

"Jacques grew up in Arizona and began sailing (elsewhere) as a teenager. Since then he’s sailed on five oceans and a few lakes. He recently obtained a US Coast Guard master’s license and is ASA accredited to teach basic sailing, coastal cruising, and bareboat chartering; he also teaches sailboat racing. In his spare time, Jacques makes movies and runs environmental activism workshops at NYU, where he’s a professor."
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This doesn't seem like the kind of guy who's out to take down the sailing.
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I don't think that's their style. They take shots at Exxon and Dow Chemical and the government, not small business owners. And I'm fine with that, Exxon could stand to be taken down a peg or two.

I think he's probably a funny/crazy guy who had the bad luck to end up on a crazy/dysfunctional boat.

"Jacques grew up in Arizona and began sailing (elsewhere) as a teenager. Since then he’s sailed on five oceans and a few lakes. He recently obtained a US Coast Guard master’s license and is ASA accredited to teach basic sailing, coastal cruising, and bareboat chartering; he also teaches sailboat racing. In his spare time, Jacques makes movies and runs environmental activism workshops at NYU, where he’s a professor."
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I agree, but why the film crew?
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15 posts to go, here's my contribution to the "1000 post fund"

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I agree, but why the film crew?
It is a bit odd....

I'm wondering if what RD described as a "film crew" was actually just a couple buddies with nice cameras. Jake is a guy who makes movies and travels a lot, it's possible he knows people at both ends and was like "Hey, dudes, come shoot some footage me going on an ocean race!"

I wish he'd come back and post some of that video here.
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I assume Jake's (Jacques) "fifth ocean" was the "Southern".
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I assume Jake's (Jacques) "fifth ocean" was the "Southern".
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? :-)
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Re: Mutiny at Dawn - Transpac Race 2013

I still can't past the fact that these guys agreed to sail with the skipper without knowing him, and even more so that the skipper agreed to sail with THEM. I mean, that's a HUGE race, and with only 4 able bodies on board, you better make damn well sure that everyone gets along and that everyone is a REALLY GOOD sailor.
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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

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