When we first got our sailboat, my bride was worried about it heeling too much. Once we started racing a few months later, her natural competitiveness took over and everything changed. This photo is one of our first races. She's on the wheel (hard to see), burying the rail and driving hard to windward. Supporting her wishes to helm the boat was the smartest boating move I ever made. Not just because it encouraged her in the sport, but because her confidence and skill make her a great partner on the water.