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 Transpac's 2-man crews gain ground

News article about the Transpac race.

"Of course, that is an exaggeration, but with four-hour shifts divvied up so one man sails while another sleeps, it has some truth. Double-handed sailors also must be well-versed in all sailor's duties, from navigating to cooking, to make it possible to sail. Because the weight is much less than a full crew, they typically have slow starts until the boats reach heavier wind."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Jul 19, 2005 )

  


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