It is the end of the season. I am sitting here in my house in California realizing how lucky I am that the sun is shinning and it is about 65 degrees. It has been a year in which I sailed a lot of days but did not get the results I was looking for in general. So I am a little down on sailing right now. The ISAF conference is going on this week but I am not there, not terribly interested in that either. Paul Henderson is retiring after 10 years of dedicated service. The sport owes Paul a great debt of gratitude and I am sure that will be expressed through the various activities this week in Copenhagen. I wonder who is more relieved, Paul, Mary or ISAF. My editors gave me some subjects to write about but I found no interest in the usual