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Fly it all the way to the scene of the crash.
Nick Scandone was no pilot, but surely no one ever lived out such a creed more fully.
Nick died in the early hours Friday, an event entirely foreseen and unavoidable. He had ALS, which cripples and then kills. What Nick did with his ALS, however, was set an example of how to live.
Call him Torben Grael. That's his name.
Or call him Torben Grail . He has the golden touch, and now as skipper of Ericsson 4 he has won two of two legs of the Volvo Ocean Race. The five-time Olympic medalist (two gold) was also tactician for the Luna Rossa challenge for the 2007 America's Cup.
He and his crew brought Ericsson 4 across the leg-two finish line at Cochin,