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Sailing America's Cup

Phillipsburg, St. Maarten
March 20, 2012

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Our skipper, Ernie, told Ellie that she really had only one duty as captain of our 12-meter sailboat, and that was to make a rousing speech between the 4th and 5th legs of our sailing race against the two other 12-meters we were racing against.

When the time came, she didn't shy from that duty: "We are champions! We are winners! When we win this race, we will have raced against and beaten Stars and Stripes! That's bragging rights for life! At any dinner you'll have the best story of anyone at the table! Unless you go to dinner with an astronaut!"

After that, we came from behind to win.