Thad Lettsome and Mayumi “Mimi” Roller aren’t strangers to the pressures and challenges of competing in international sailing events.

But the challenges — and the pressure — take a step up for the Virgin Islanders, when the sailing competition begins today at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru.

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