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Offline Joshua R.

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America's Cup Gig
« on: July 17, 2013, 08:18:04 AM »
A few weeks ago I got a call asking if I could take an on call position as a safety diver for the Italian team.  I had to turn it down because I didn't think my current employer would appreciate me calling in sick two or three times a week.  Instead, I turned them on to a couple of my buddies with similar training and last night I got offered some weekend work with them so I start Saturday.  I'm pretty excited about it.

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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2013, 08:56:02 AM »
That's pretty cool Josh!

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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2013, 09:01:04 AM »
Have Fun Be Safe and have Fun.

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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2013, 10:29:07 AM »
That sounds like a great opportunity Josh. Have fun.   
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2013, 11:05:51 AM »
That sounds like a great opportunity Josh. Have fun.   
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2013, 04:24:09 PM »
Hope they are paying you !!! cause they are getting a top of the line diver with a ton of diving expertise. Some of the best money can buy.
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2013, 09:29:52 PM »
Paying you or not, that's is going to be a pretty cool experience.  Plus it will look nice on your diving resume.  Have fun.
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2013, 10:14:25 PM »
If I would have known you had this experience when I was putting together the Rescue team for Oracle, I would have recruited you instantly... shit 
I didn't end up getting a team I was confident with, so I passed the job on to some other guys with Military Training, I don't know if they got the gig though. One of my clients is USA76, the old Americas Cup Boat that is now chartering out of PIER39
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2013, 06:40:51 AM »
Today was day 1 for me and all I can say is, Wow!!!  The boats literally fly above the water and they're going 50mph, turning on a dime. WHILE FLYING!!!!!! 

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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2013, 10:16:09 AM »
Those AC72's are the badass invention of millions and millions of dollars and loads of time!!
Good Job Josh!!
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2013, 10:59:05 PM »
Today was day 1 for me and all I can say is, Wow!!!  The boats literally fly above the water and they're going 50mph, turning on a dime. WHILE FLYING!!!!!!
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2013, 06:12:53 AM »
What's the gig entail? Sounds very cool.
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2013, 07:33:16 AM »
I guess the term, "safety diver" has confused a couple people.  It should be "rescue diver."  If the boat capsizes we go in on scuba and rescue the crew then assist with salvage. 

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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2013, 08:28:30 AM »
Do you get a team jacket?
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Re: America's Cup Gig
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2013, 08:35:15 AM »
Do you get a team jacket?

If I buy one

 

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