Tuesday, November 25, 2008

We are thankful

We know you are, too.

For all those who are away from home this week, Happy Thanksgiving!

We know you are doing what you need to do to honor your nation, and sustain your families.

You serve all of us. And we are thankful.

For everyone else on the planet, who may be wondering what this grand Thanksgiving event is about. Well, it's about everything.

It's about the foundation of a great nation.

It's about a belief in liberty and freedom.

It's about truth, in all its forms.

It's about the beliefs that bind Americans not just in truth, but in fairness, honor, honesty, pride, humility, trust, integrity, reason, respect, and faith.

Yes, it's emotional.

Yes, it's 'over the top'.

But, yes, absolutely, it's what America is about.

People like Larry Ellison (USA), chief of BMW Oracle, understand this.

People like Ernestro Bertarelli (SUI), chief of Alinghi, do not understand this.

That's why, ultimately, great honesty will prevail.

Monday, November 3, 2008

This is what it's all about

Remember this?

Just in case you were thinking this world has shifted, moved, or fallen from sight, this fabulous video (one of many online) reminds us what America's Cup (AC) is all about.

AC32 was the best America's Cup ever. This clip is a great piece of that great event.

Whatever your perspective, AC32 was undoubtedly the best, most balanced, most equitable event in AC history. Every nation or team that competed in the event won.

Every sailor who competed, and felt the thrill of the event, won.

AC32 proved that America's Cup is an event that attracts all of us. And not just those who love beautiful boats racing on open water courses, but all of us who love sports.

We admire Ernesto Bertarelli (SUI) for his leadership in making this happen. Except for the event in New Zealand, there has never been a better America's Cup.

That's why the next AC contest must happen soon, now if possible, or even before that.

Two people can make it happen again, for all of us, and for fans around the world.

Ernesto Bertarelli and Larry Ellison (USA).

Let's encourage both of them.

All of us are hanging on what they say, and what they decide.