Bergman first raced Zuni Bear in San Francisco where he lived and worked in the aerospace industry. He bought the boat on account of it being a good stable design that he could race with his friends. Before he knew it, Bergman was swept up in the class's heydays of regatta travel. He would eventually and regularly haul it cross country to Toronto, Annapolis, Chicago, and to Key West Race Week and back seven time. Those are some serious road miles, the likes of which are rare today. Times change, though, and reality today is big boats are staying home. Which is good for rich, organic growth.