Organizing and running the HIHO windsurfing regatta seems logistical nightmare -- involving a flotilla of chartered catamarans, island hopping, pirate parties and over 150 miles of sailing through the BVI. Why take it on year after year? I was a very competitive racer but I've hopped over the fence because this event represents what windsurfing and the island life are all about -- great adventures, fun races, parties and a unique inter-island route that includes private islands that average BVI visitors can't access. I'm very proud to own and run the event, which will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2009. We've been through thick and thin with it -- great sponsorship and lousy sponsorship; high and low turnouts. I simply find the HIHO event a very rewarding experience, and I'm lucky to have spun another business from it.