The third part of the puzzle is the fact that Sailing World and Cruising World ad rep Dave Gillespie owns a Santana 20 and races it regularly around Denver, Colo., where he lives. Putting all that together, there seemed to be no good reason why we shouldn't put the regatta on our schedule. So we did. Of course, now Newport is beautiful, more or less, with more regattas than any one person can possibly do—even if you were gainfully collecting unemployment checks from the great state of Rhode Island—and there's countless house and garden projects that were put off during the wet and cold spring. Meanwhile, Oklahoma City is prepping for a nice round of triple-digit temperatures and gale-force winds. Denver is a solid 12-hour drive from Oklahoma City. And Mr. Gillespie keeps dropping hints about the suspect reliability of his truck. If you see a small sailboat running east on I-70 under spinnaker, dragging a beat-up truck, you'll know who it is.