“If you’re fortunate enough to sail with a really good sailor or team, it can be a great experience, even if they’re challenging to sail with. You may come out of the week saying, ‘Wow, this guy is an awesome sailor. I really learned a lot.’ Hopefully, the skipper makes up for this ashore. Once, when we were sailing a Florida Lightning regatta, during a race where we were really doing well, my crew Suzy suddenly said, ‘Oh look! Dolphins!’ Rather than commenting on how cool that was, I said, rather curtly, ‘Hey! Pay attention to the race. We’re not at Sea World.’ She thought I was a jerk at the time, but afterward, we had a good laugh about it over a few beers. Even today, when things get tense on our boat, Suzy will jokingly say, ‘Hey, we’re not at Sea World!"