%image2%Over two decades ago, at the not-so-tender age of 50, Don became a parent for the fourth time. Now, some 20-odd years later, Mark was a big reason why we were preparing for blue water. A talented, lifelong sailor with an ambition to skipper big, classic yachts, Mark, after several seasons as a paid schooner hand, needed to master celestial navigation to take the next step in his professional career. And so, when Don was offered the job of delivering Nimrod of Orwell across the Atlantic to England, it sounded like an all-around winning proposition. The father, a seasoned navigator, could teach his craft to an eager son, and thered be room to bring along a few friends for an ocean adventure and a payday for the delivery.