I don't think so.
But hardship and raging sea will make us all better sailors. Perhaps it gives us more appreciation when kindness comes in our way.
This is my first delivery this year from Jamaica to FLL. My dark tanned skin from last year was all gone. After my two back to back deliveries last summer after the mutiny TransPac race, I need to focus on my work and the family. I am back again in sailing the big ocean.
Here are a few picture I took about my trip:
The boat is a 2006 59 ft Fractional cutter rig, designed by Robert Perry for the owner. This was his second boat done by Perry. The owner has sailed her from SoCal thru Panama and eventually ended on hard at Trinidad. Captain B resumed sailing her thru out Caribbean and ended in Montego Bay. There is where I came in. I knew of this boat for a long time, but I was hesitated to write to him since I am not even a USCG license Captain and no endorsement by the rich and famous. I picked up my courage and wrote to him. He called me and the conversation went well. I was "really really" want sail his boat and learn from him. He has 44 years sail racing experience from Chicago MacRace to TransPac (8 x). I tried so hard to impress him to get on board. I did not hear from him for a few days. I wrote to him again. He replied back, and said: Dude, You are hired.
I flew down to Jamaica. After unpacked and a late lunch, he put me to work immediately for some urgent things before we can head out. Because of the size of the boat, her system is so complicated and was built with safety redundancy. I told Captain B that the biggest boat I have sailed was 45 ft production boat. .... LOL.
1. 24 volt system is not charging or loss charging rapidly.
2. two refrigerators are not working
3. water Contamination of Starboard tank (two integrated tanks with 175 gal each)
To be continued
Air draft is 85 ft, with three spreaders
I left my mark. After all I am a proud member of MOFYC.