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at the starting line when the rest of the competition had passed the first mark. I realized that I didn't know as much as I thought I did!" Weather, bad luck, and rogue waves can all conspire to make a race memorable. "Over the years, there has been a lot of bloodshed," says Dareshori, "including my own." The fickle nature of sailing is part of what captivates its devotees. "What's great is trying to figure it all out," says Jay Smith. "There is always something to learn." The other compelling part is the boating community, which seems to attract affable, outgoing people. "It is a wonderful way to meet people," says Judy Paap, whose family sailed on Morses Pond when they first moved to the community 30 years ago. "It was a great introduction to the town." Cynthia Dareshori agrees: "The sailing community is such a nice, friendly group of people." But in the end, it is the connection to the water that keeps sailors dreaming of summer. "The greatest moment in sailing is when you are motoring out of the harbor and you have this noisy diesel engine and you raise your sails and cut the engine," says Jay Smith. "And suddenly all you hear is the sound of the water as it passes under the boat and the wind in the sails. It's just magical." 124 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 Come Sail Away left: Aboard White Wings off the coast of St. Barths center: Henry and Judy Paap's boat Paapillon right: 2007 Opera House Cup sailors aboard American Eagle M I K E L A P T E V / D R E A M S T I M E . C O M 116-124_WWMb14_sailing_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/28/14 11:41 AM Page 124