During the next three years, life was great. We had a fantastic team with the likes of Nick Burke, Jack Slattery, Pete Melvin, and John Shadden. The women’s team had standouts Drew Sour (Slattery), Lynn Jewell (Shore), Heidi Ziegler (Benjamin), and Cindy Douglass (Smith). Then came the next generation of BU Dinghy Sailors (BUDS) with my brother, Brad, and his group of crazies. There were phenomenal crews like Lizanne Capper (Campbell) and Barbara Smigelski. We got on a roll, and after a disappointing finish at nationals my sophomore year (fifth overall), I was awarded All-American, slightly beating White’s projection. But it wasn’t enough. In my junior year our team won the sloop, team racing and dinghy nationals, leading me to another All-American honor and the College Sailor of the Year Award. Holy crap ... I’ve outdone Hazelhurst.