Over the last 30 years, my friend from Montana, Blaine Wright, has joined me for sailing trips in Belize, Costa Rica, the Galapagos Islands, and New Zealand. When we were younger, the object of getting together was to scare each other half to death. I did pretty well with the back alleys of Belize City, crocodile-choked rivers, and shark infested reefs. He effectively countered with vertical ski slopes and white-knuckle backcountry flying. But we're more mature now, and there's no longer a need for this silly daredevilry.