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Ken Read is one of the world's most accomplished sailors. The 50-year-old from Newport, Rhode Island has led two America's Cup programs (2000 and 2003) and has 46 World, North American and National Championships to his name. In 1985 and 1995, he was named "United States Rolex Yachtsman of the Year."
Since November, Read has been leading PUMA Ocean Racing's Mar Mostro in the Volvo Ocean Race, the world's toughest sailing competition. Last month, the race came through Miami, where PUMA sent me to meet the team. I sat down with Read to talk about life on the water.
Discovery: How long have you been sailing?
Read: My mother claims in the womb.
D: At what point did you realize you had a chance to become a professional?
R: Probably in college. I sailed my whole life, and all of a sudden I got recruited to go to Boston University, which was a sailing powerhouse at the time. Went there, and my freshman year, I just started winning races. I was an All-American sophomore, junior and senior, and then I became College Sailor of the Year [in 1982].