argo the barbarian
Jason Carroll’s 5-year journey to win the Melges 32 World Championship is over, and a huge congratulations to the party-loving anarchists aboard the good ship Argo on a brilliant performance in the world’s toughest owner/driver fleet. We’ll have a more detailed report from one of the war horses aboard later this week, but one thing is for certain in the M32 Class – if you want to win a Worlds, you start with Morgan Reeser as your coach. Joy Dunigan photo with a bit of freaky editing by Clean to make it a little more like the movie poster the shot brings to mind. More shots here, and check out more great work from Argo mastman Petey Crawford starting tomorrow as live video producer (and shooter/editor/a dozen other jobs) at the Little Cup.
UPDATE: Coach Reeser lays out his ‘roadmap to success’ and a word or two about the Argo program, from somewhere over the Atlantic in a very large non-commercial jet. Rough life, Morg!
The Argo Worlds was a pleasure to be involved with as they deserved a World Championship in ’11 and ’12! I’m so thrilled that they go it this time. They are a great team that needed to realize how good they were and what was required win a Worlds.
1) Average first mark rounding (top 30%)
2) Always passing boats after mark 1.
3) Save your drop race for the final fleet race
Team Argo had more fun than anyone else at the event (ie. they did not change what they normally did just because it was the Worlds!)
A great team, a great class, and a great boat to sail with so many other fantastic owners and their teams.
I can’t wait till Miami 2014!
September 22nd, 2013