Today we're sailing Bernard, a Peterson 34, away from her home port in Southern Michigan. She's an old war-horse-of-a-vessel. As a youngster she collected multiple trophies in Chicago to Mackinac races and was the 1981 overall winner of the 600-mile Supermac, an occasional extension of the Chi-Mac where participating racers blow past Macinac Island to sail down the Lake Huron side of the mitten to a finish line in either Port Huron or Sarnia. We're told she also raced New York to Bermuda. Digging into her history will be part of the fun. Sailing her will be a privilege. I hope she likes us as much as we like her. Stay tuned.