Join Date: Nov 2007
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It would probably be easier to do the route in legs which begin and end at canal terminusses. Termini? Then they can use their nuclear magnetohydrodynamic propulsion to pass from one lock to the next, for all I care.
Since it sounds like we're going traditional... other than the whole canal thing... how do we handle crew? Shall we pack them into hammocks like sardines like in the good old days? Two, three hundred men per vessel? You could handicap according to crew size. And uh... weight of broadside. Or just use the old Admiralty rating system to divide the race up into classes. And authorize vessels in good standing to take, burn, or sink any violators of the Articles of the Race. Maybe give a bonus, in the form of time, to ships that bring their competitors home as prizes.
Okay where do I sign up for this race that's what I want to know.
s/v Laelia - 1978 Pearson 365 ketch