Pacific Cup ’08 – Drug Transfer at Sea – A done deal

Like clockwork (an hour later than predicted) Morpheus and Recidivist sighted each other traveling in opposite directions 972 miles from San Francisco.

Recidivist tacked and took up a course towards San Francisco. Morpheus fell in behind and slightly to leeward. Seas were moderate and the wind was blowing 15 knots. Pretty perfect conditions for getting the required med’s transferred between boats.
It was easy. As we pulled along side the tossed over a throw rope (those things really work!). At the end of the rope was a dry bag attached to a second rope that Recidivist controlled. Scott and Mike stuffed the drugs in the bag (well Scott did, Mike was busy taking pictures), and once closed the bag was pulled back across to Recidivist. That’s it. Easy as could be and we were off again!!

Hope they work!

Nice day out here. Another one. Easy downwind VMG sailing under main and jib. Home sometime late next weekend.
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  1. Attention: Sailing Vessel Morpheus.Coast Guard and Drug Enforcement Agents will be standing by in San Francisco upon your arrival.


  2. That’s going to be one heck of a story for the grandchildren. Good job putting the evidence on Recidivist before ATF gets you upon arrival.


  3. Got an email from JT – he says he is 400 miles in front of you. He ran out of drugs too. Hurry.Actually, he ran out of smokes, beer and ice. He has flagged down a fishing freighter and is trading “some periodicals” for Mount Gay. I guess he finished all the Boys Life puzzles.JC


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