Me too. I was all behind this guy and his dream but he seems more and more like what the Texans say about the poseur cowboy, 'All hat and no cattle'. I would like to hear more of what the NA sailing coach knows about him.
Hey everyone! Made it safely into Acapulco, Mexico after a very eventful delivery/training trip south. By now you guys have seen images of us mooring in the harbor after fighting our way East to Mexico. Mexico was not our destination but became the safest place to stop for an assessment and then repairs. Trips like this expose a lot of issues and things needing replacement which is good long term but also for informational purposes. We for example removed the bow sprint before hand as we use the J1 off the wind now vs the code zero. We also changed out a number of older safety gears for new ones. The biggest challenges we discussed was the boat being setup for short (4 to 5 days) passages and the amount of fuel we need to carry for a full charge. We also installed an electric bilge pump into the engine compartment as the heat was causing moisture build up. All and all we discovered alot and have a big work list. The collision didn't help but is a part of the process! We will update you guys more as we get the assessments done.
Just saw this thread. Every interview I’ve read or seen with this guy has left me scratching my head. It’s no wonder others here have felt the same. What is unsettling, though perhaps unsurprising, is that USsailing has featured him in certain video spots. I’m all for his success, and I would be thrilled to be wrong, but I think it’s clear that he’s in way over his head.
When Lawson was just 9-years old, his mother organized a summer camp trip on the topsail schooner, Lady Maryland, where his passion for sailing was sparked. The captain of the ship told Lawson he could sail around the world. From that moment on, he knew he found his calling.