I caught a typo on a letter I wasn't supposed to be reading, and I got kicked upstairs (literally) to the editorial department. It was a world of words and boats, and I couldn't believe my good fortune. I covered the first BOC Challenge solo round-the-world race and traveled to South Africa, Australia, and Brazil. With George Day, I wrote a book about the event called Out There. I was a real, live journalist. I pinched myself, and, yes, I was wide awake.