As our daysail with my two friends continued, the conversation moved toward sailing. One asked about my favorite daysails over the years. It made me think back to a day in July 1977 aboard the 12-Meter Courageous. Our stablemate, Independence, was forced to return to the dock for a repair. One of our crew, Richie Boyd, suggested we sail out to Block Island, which is 23 miles south of Newport, Rhode Island. Our skipper, Ted Turner, didn’t miss a beat and said, “Let’s go.” A few hours later, we anchored in the harbor, got a ride ashore and had lunch at an open-air lobster house. We even mailed a postcard to our syndicate head, Lee Loomis. I never found out if he got the humor.