ben q sailor alue optics five sunglasses Name?  Ben Quatromoni Where are you from?  Tiverton, Rhode Island What do you do?  Professional sailor. What are your favorite activities outside of sailing?  Skiing, water sports, apple cider, and traveling. What’s your favorite scent?  Cinnamon. Or the smell of the ocean…whatever that is, seaweed? What's your favorite animal?  Basset hounds and wiener dogs. What's your preference for footwear?  No shoes. Any dream trips in mind?  I would love to go to Alaska and do some heli-skiing. What’s the best trip you've been on with your Alues?  They’ve been to Cannes and St. Tropez – that was a good trip. What’s your favorite place you’ve sailed?  San Francisco. It’s always windy, your sailing right in front of the city, there's tons of current and great scenery. It’s an awesome package. What’s your favorite boat you’ve ever sailed?  The Vanquish in the Transatlantic Race…That was cool. What's your preference, dinghies or big boats?  Dinghies. What are your goals in sailing?  To do a Volvo. Do you have any sailing role models?  Geordie Schaver and Tony Rey. Any thoughts on the Duck's prospects for this season?  What’s Duck? The Alue sponsored A Boat!  Haha, I sense a winning season!

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Pictures of Ben Quatromoni at Le Voiles de St. Tropez, France, this past week.  Powerplay won their class in the regatta!  Ben will be returning to the States soon and we will try and get an interview with him - stay tuned!  All photos by Jane Moon. Ben Q Powerplay Racing Alue Five sunglasses.

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desi alue optics alaska sunglasses Name?  Donald Eugene Sherwood III (D.E.S.I)

Hometown?  Girdwood, Alaska

Occupation?  Full-time student,  Events Coordinator for Alyeska Resort (winter) and Rafting/ Fishing/ Camping Guide (summer)

Favorite activities?  Skiing, rafting, biking, fishing, and playing in the sea

Favorite cereal?  LIFE

What is the best adventure you have taken your Alues on since you have been together?  We took a helicopter up for a bachelor party and then had a nine mile ski out...

Best thing about Alakas?  Having 360 degree views of the mountains.

Do you have any plans to get into your state sport of dog mushing?  I have no plans on getting into the sport as it cuts into ski time!  But, I have seen the Ididarod and I handed a beer to Lance Macky, former winner of the race.

What is the best question someone from the lower 48 has asked you about Alaska?  "Is Alaska down by Hawaii?  Like on the map?"

Would you rather be fishing or skiing?  Don't put me on the spot like that!...Skiing

What is the biggest fish you have ever caught?  A 39 lb king salmon at Deshka Landing, Alaska.

Any final words?  Keep it real!

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Good afternoon and happy holidays! We're back after a short winter break blogging hiatus.  Unfortunately, we have not had much snow out in Utah, but we've still been having fun out on the hill!  We had a couple epic day of shooting ski pictures this week. We will be sure to share some in the coming weeks.  We had an off day from skiing today, but here are some pictures from a short hike up the Alta summer road today.  Pray for snow!

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