They say the job of a U.S. Air Force pararescueman combines the skills of a Navy Seal, an Army Ranger and a medic.
Five years ago, Sam Merrett saw the Ceres on the Hudson River waterfront and had an epiphany about education, alternative fuels and sailing.
Built in 2003, Ranger was the first modern J-Class sailing yacht.
The August 2005 crash off Bay Shore, New York, left physical and psychological damage that lingers to this day.
The town of Hempstead, New York, at least for the near future, is allowing the continuation of boating as usual.