This crew came equipped with team jerseys, lunch, and snacks, and in between munching and reading the wind they regaled me with tales of how three of them—Will, Matty and Colin—have raced together aboard Sea Robin since they met up in grad school at Dartmouth. Will, it turns out, is a newlywed, and had just returned from his nuptials to Kate in Five Islands, Maine, where the MacPherson family summers. (Kate appeared for post-race festivities, and I met her then.) Russ, of course, made sure Sea Robin was a part of the wedding, cruising her Down East, then entering her in a few races. Thanks to crewmate Wally Foster of Foster Rigging, Sea Robin completed the course without a mishap of any sort, above deck or below.