Team Edifice

Rafael MantovaniJames HitchenIoannis DimitroglouGary MullinsTheodosis VogiatzisPeter ThompsonErik HarkenAhmet SonverdiMatthew StandenChris Williams

Squadron numb'rsBe clickin' t' be addin'/dismissin' th' squadron fro' yer spyin' lis'

Squadron be call'd: Team Edifice
Squadron website: Nay site list'd
First sail'd t'gether: Voyage 23, Race 12
Chalices: 8
Knockout flagons: 8
Tot'l prizes: 43,248.67
Av'rage prizes/race: 36.37
Av'rage prizes/voyage: 618.36
Av'rage rankin': 30.32
Most prizes in a race: 63.80 (Voyage 54, Race 13)
Voyage coordinates: 135
Voyage prizes: 203.8001
Squadron accolades:

Ahoy! 67% unlocked

Most cap'ns in Elite: 5 (Voyage 40, Boat race 1)
Cap'ns raised to Elite: 12
Boat races represented in:
Tot'l victors 'n' plinths:
Joss this voyage:
Thralls o' th' Pirate King: 8
Berths: 0

Cap'ns in th' squadron

Berth HP Cap'n Armada Who did wha'
01. Rafael Mantovani Master - 4 8.1% (10%)
02. James Hitchen Pro - 16 7.6% (2.2%)
03. Ioannis Dimitroglou4 Master - 5 20.7% (10.7%)
04. Gary Mullins Pro - 6 2% (8.3%)
05. Theodosis Vogiatzis Master - 3 17.1% (3.6%)
06. Peter Thompson Amateur - 32 8.4% (5.2%)
07. Erik Harken Pro - 23 12.4% (1.4%)
08. Ahmet Sonverdi Master - 4 9% (4.5%)
09. Matthew Standen Amateur - 6 4.6% (0.2%)
10. Chris Williams Amateur - 73 10.1% (0.1%)

Squadron figurehead

Pirate song  |   Cap'n vitals  |   Thin's tha' be done  |   Races fro' previous challenges  |   'appen'd  |   Spies
'So what is Team Edifice all about?' you ask, steepling your fingers and refilling your ample glass.

And, after our surprise that you have four arms has worn off, we respond:

The concept of Edifice could not be simpler. It is a notion unsurpassed in coherence and intelligibility, utterly bereft of complication and obfuscation. To attempt an explanation of such a rudimentary system is to risk condescension, but we undertake to discharge this duty with concision and precision. We will shun the arcane and the recondite, avoid clichés like the plague and certainly, definitely abstain from tautology. Lend us your optical organs for but a few moments, and we will deliver unto you a definitive definition free from pleonasm and suffused with verisimilitude.

Fine, we see you thinking, but is understanding not dependent upon both transmitter and receiver? Naturally our elucidation will be somewhat hampered if you only speak Swahili, but since you were thinking in English all we can say to that is tembo kijani hawana haja ranges nywele. So, with that last concern vanquished, let us begin.

Edifice is an idea, an aspiration, a 'meta' team, if you will. It combines the best of democracy (often switching leader to no discernible effect) with the worst of Christmas dinner at your uncle's house (interesting smells, dashed expectations and ranting lunatics). Audio is supplied by Rebecca Black, visuals by Hieronymus Bosch. Hang on though, we hear you miming, is 'meta' used in this context to infer that Edifice was created as a lens through which to observe the shortcomings of other teams? Or to subvert the notion of teamwork, perhaps acknowledging the cyclical nature of the game and, indeed, life itself, and the inherent futility of cooperation on any endeavour not predicated upon enrichment of the spirit?

For which we turn to our own meta-joke Peter Thompson for an answer:

'I'm sorry, I've had a few. What was the question?'

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