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How I Learned The “4” Is Way More Important

I am not a good sport spectator. I miss big things. I miss critical things. I blunder through recaps and conversations — learning about what really happened, after the event. 

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So, as my feet made it down to the shoreline, across the sand on Saturday, barely ten minutes before this critical race in the regatta was about to begin, I was unaware, really how much this race, this single race meant to my son.

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Nor did I have any idea that while crew005I was fiddling around with the camera, deciding to take video, instead of stills, that I would actually catch his 4 boat,crew003 creeping up on the other 4 vote, and just take the race. crew002For the very first time, in all of his races, this happened.

I just happened to catch it all on video — which I admittedly only realized ten minutes after the race.

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And that’s how I learned that this race, this four, means more to him than any other race in the entire event. 

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