**Our pre sail brief begins with, "OK, so today we would like you to go out sailing for some B-roll footage." **Maybe my long winter layoff from sailing really has affected my brain, but I'm awfully used to a pre-sail briefing sounding like, "Today we're practicing jibe sets." It's not until the camera guys are jumping in the boat that I remember that my first day sailing this year is being filmed for a TV series, and a segment for NBC's Today show. Unfortunately for my ego, my 15 minutes of fame is greatly overshadowed by my skipper for the day, Paralympic gold medalist Maureen McKinnon-Tucker. When not pursuing Olympic glory, McKinnon-Tucker is the coordinator for adaptive sailing at Piers Park Sailing Center in East Boston, Mass., one of the nation's hot spots for disabled sailing access. Piers Park's goal is to allow everyone access to sailing, regardless of physical or financial ability, and has been constructed specifically to allow for persons of all disabilities to sail their fleet of Sonar keelboats. From simple articulating seats, to complex "sip and puff" technology which allows quadriplegic sailors to steer the boat using nothing but their lungs, Piers Park empowers all to be participants, not passengers in the sport of sailing.