My wife, Sue, and I arrived instead by car (Read "Plan C"). We took the ferry from Portland, Maine, to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, and from there, drove east to Cape Breton Island. Our destination: Baddeck, home to charter company start-up Sailing CBI, and its owners, Paul and Donna Jamieson. They'd be our hosts for the week, along with Jamie Schumacker, captain of the company's new Alpha 42 catamaran, Cape Bretoner 1. Also joining us for the adventure was sailing photographer Bob Grieser, and along the way, we'd welcome aboard a good number of visitors who were either friends of the Jamiesons (seemingly everyone on Cape Breton) or just curious about the boat. You don't see a lot of ocean-going catamarans in this neck of the woods.