#10 of 10 Post-Race Q&As (as noted down by The Ship’s Parrot)

Jubilant Crew - Fastnet Finish - 16aug13

Jubilant Crew – Fastnet Finish – 16aug13

Q10: If someone who knows nothing about sailing, nothing about boats and yachting, were to ask you about the Fastnet Race – what would you say to them?

Armando_PRicon

A long story about sailing…

Gil_PRicon

 Is in the human nature. You want to go there because is there.

Jerry_PRicon

“Hello beautiful, would you like to see my yacht?”

Nigel_PRicon

Its one of the premier ocean yacht races that most sailors would love to do and there’s a great after race party.

Sophie_PRicon

It’s the best thing to do, and the crew really work well as a team …. do it with people you know and trust or it would be hell …. it’s that simple …. We have lifelong friends now 🙂

Tony_PRicon

The Fastnet Race is like the London or New York Marathon of the sailing world… It is something you have to work towards. It has a fearsome reputation (at least in my mind) and is not to be taken lightly. Completing it feels like a real accomplishment that one can be proud of. To succeed you have to know what you are doing and function well as part of a team … Spending days in a small space in constant motion is a quick way of finding out about yours and other people’s weaknesses and strengths …. coming through it is a strong bonding or divisive experience.

To be continued:

This was the last of the official post-race questions posed to the Skipper and crew shortly after the race was over and they had returned home, but there will be answers to an extra question!

Extra Question: Did you enjoy having a Ship’s Parrot? What was good (or bad!) about it?

by Joanne / RainbowChaser (jsbc007@aol.com)

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