Wayne and Connie Bentel found sailing the York River much easier than his career of 40 years teaching special-ed, where among other things he helped develop community homes for teenagers. He must have had the patience of Job all those years. â€œOnly at work,â€ he laughed, looking lovingly at her. Connie and her family of 12 siblings grew up on a Minnesota dairy farm. She was fascinated at seeing Yorktown from the water, since her fifth great-great grandfather fought here in Washingtonâ€™s Continental Army.