The more that Jeffrey and I travel and speak, the more I learn from others. When we give our lectures, people are hungry for information and especially eager to inspire others to learn. On the surface, it may seem that the United States Power Squadron and small non-profits dedicated to education through wooden boats might not have much in common, but the truth is that these groups grow and nurture the boating community as a whole. As we learn, we become better, safer and more well rounded yachtsmen. Knowledge is our strongest tool when we are on the water, and it is through these varied groups that we can continue to learn and improve our boating experience.