I am four and a half days away from beginning the Transpac sailboat race. I am excited, not nervous, just excited! I am grateful for all of the encouragment that I am receiving from my family, (siblings and cousins), as well as from my friends. No body has told me that I am crazy, they don’t have to tell me I know the truth about that. I am extremely grateful for the extreme support that I have received from my partner, Grace. I don’t know if I would be this far a long in my mariner career without her encouragement. I love her greatly!