Today, April 2, is Eric’s father’s birthday. It was the Pog, who introduced Eric to sailing and its gift of freedom. Eric’s mother instilled her life long love of the sea. Eulalie similarly was given the gift of sailing by her parents (Eulalie and John) at an early age. Although they are no longer present on earth, they are present with us as we travel. We honor them and thank them for all they have given us.