Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year to All!

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and a Happy New Year to All! We hope to see you all during a year of optimism in 2014. Be well, be happy, and be kind.

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Instead of a treat of puppies, Ellie tricked us!

While Patricia, Einstein and I wanted to see Ellie with puppies this holiday season, as well as several waiting families, Eliie apparently had other ideas. She wants a real long Thanksgiving and Christmas with us, and she will consider mating next year. Ah, music to Einstein’s ears.

Happy Holidays to all!

Happy Halloween! With Trick or Treat comes the possibility of puppies from Einstein and Ellie!

Happy Halloween! As it happened a year ago, with Trick or Treat comes the possibility of puppies from Einstein and Ellie! Your positive thoughts and prayers, please.
And now, for the Halloween pictures!

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America's Cup 34 San Francisco won by Oracle Team USA 9-8 over Emirates Team New Zealand

As I am sure you have all heard this by now, you may not know that I spent nearly 7 months of training and Volunteering and working the event. We all had the time of our lives, and look forward to seeing history made again at the AC35, hopefully to be held again here on San Francisco Bay.

From my letter post event to friends like you:

Hello everybody.

Wow! What a finish. What an opportunity. Take time out, do what you like and Volunteer. 

During the Presentation Ceremony of the America's Cup, ex mayor of San Francisco and current Lt. Governor of California Gavin Newsome, the man who shared Larry Ellison's vision and helped it come to fruition in this natural amphitheater we call San Francisco Bay, had this to say, " I want you all to give a huge hand of applause… to the 1,000 Volunteers. To each and every person in the Red Shirt, that worked hard to make this the most spectacular, fan friendly America's Cup in history. Thank you."

Yes, and maybe we'll get to do it again, in San Francisco. So I hope you get to see it. Or come work it.

Oh, and as to the catamaran I am pictured with, and spent so much time with for better than 3 months, an Oracle AC45, Chassis 11. I got know it like the back of my hand. As you can see, I caress it like the family dog.

Now, go find and fly your boat. 

Happy sailing.

Matthew

Replays of all races are available at:  
http://www.youtube.com/user/AmericasCup/featured  ,in HD.

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