At the helm that day was Aussie Neil Harvey, a marine-industry stalwart at the Harken hardware company. Back in the day, "Harvs" raced on the legendary Kialoa II maxiyacht with a burly Kiwi called Bruce "Goose" Kendell. Kendell became Kialoa II 's skipper as it roamed the world, winning races and setting records. Then Kendell moved to Florida to work in commercial development. That's where he and his wife, Patti, raised two kids, Sean and Brad. It was all pretty idyllic until a tragic September day in 2003, when the twin-engine Piper Navajo that Bruce was piloting crashed in a thunderstorm, killing him and another passenger. Brad, in the back seat, somehow survived, though he was badly burned and his legs were shredded.