Sails Pitch

Born to sell, would-be America's Cup skipper Dawn Riley puts her birthright to work

"When he first came to speak with us, we thought, 'Is it really right to have a microbrewery associated with a yachting program?' And when he walked away, we looked at each other and realized that there was no doubt," Rosenberg recalls. "That's a terrific feeling when you're on the receiving end of that sort of proposal."

Kind of like taking a pass from Michael Jordan, or a 400-meter relay baton from Carl Lewis.

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