CRAIG WILUSZ: Mainsail Trimmer - Crew Chief
Before: "Multihull...trimaran...oh man. Don't do that!"
After: "Holy Crap...this is AWESOME!"
The team's central cog, Craig is a perfectionist in all that he does. Since
hitting 19.2 knots on our maiden sail, he hasn't stopped smiling.
A formidable sailor, Craig has sailed/raced his whole life on the Gulf
Coast. Craig has the qualities of a world class tactician - analytical
mind, encyclopedic memory, boatloads of experience and the reliability
of an afternoon breeze in San Fransisco Bay. Craig brings seasoned, calm,
forethought to the "neverland" section of the boat (that is where
we drive from). We're glad to have him aboard.
TOM GARNER: ALT - Headsail Trimmer
With a mighty "CAW, CAW" Tommy leads the charge!
Tom is responsible for the 3 headsails on the trimaran. The jib, the "screacher"
and the spinnaker. What is unreal is how easy he makes this tough role
look. Coming up to a rounding? No sweat..., Gotta jibe...jibe ho. I think
it, he does it. Is great fun for the helmsman when you don't have to worry
about the sail-trim being to your liking.
Favorite moment: Tom's first sail on the new boat - trimming the jib on
the low side of the boat. Low mutter of "Oh S--T"...a wall of
water jumped up from the ama and drenched him from top to bottom...since
then he can't stop grinning.
Tom is another local legend, having sailed with Craig since he was a kid.
In fact, Craig tells a great story about how he met Tom...but that's for
Scott Mitchell: Bowman
No...that's not Elvis.
Scott rounds out our crew by owning "Frontierland", or the front
of the boat. An avid sailor, Scott is mostly struggling with all the room
he has on the bow of this boat! 3 bows to work...man you know that's intimidating.
You know he's good because so far, he hasn't gotten soaked or fallen off.
Like the rest of us, Scott's face is frozen with wind ripples and an ear
to ear smile.
Cliff Farrah: Helm
These were the first words out of my mouth as I had to reset my feet to
keep the acceleration from knocking me down. Then they came out of my mouth
when we hit 19 knots...
Then they came out of my mouth when we stuffed the bow and the speed went
from 19 to 4 knots in the blink of an eye.
This boat is incredible, the crew is strong and we've got high aims.
Dave Magee: Headsail Trimmer
He doesn't say much, but when he does you better listen...
Dave is the latest addition to our crew, a new father and a long time multihull
sailor. Dave is responsible for the 3 headsails on the boat - jib, screecher
and spinnaker. This is a relentlessly demanding role, and Dave gets it
done quietly and effectively. If you come watch us race, keep an eye out
for his wife Ryan and daughter Reagan who might be chasing us in their
fishing boat, giving moral support and a few cold beers if we run out.