Join Date: Jan 2013
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Work gets in the way...
This year my wife and I started working toward our dream of living aboard. After years of chartering, we decided it was time to no longer be a passenger. We recently earned our ASA certification s in Basic Keelboat, Coastal Cruising, and Bareboat chartering. I am also currently working on my ASA Navigation certification. We chose a school that specializes in one-on-one private instruction of couples. We lived aboard with our husband/wife instructors while sailing through the Florida Keys. Needless to say, I feel it was worth every penny. There's just no way we could have gotten that much helm time and personal instruction in a class setting.
To supplement our training, we bought a small sloop rigged day sailer (American 14.6) to continue our personal practice and because every capt I have ever talked to says a boat like this is the best way to build more intuition and "feel" for larger boats.
So here we are. Last week we had amazing weather and had a perfect day of sailing. Nice wind, nice sun, and a whole day of pure relaxing enjoyment sailing our little boat. Lunch in a small cove at anchor, tunes on the radio, and cold ones in the cooler....
Here lies the problem. I am away for work 14+ hours a day with traffic (CT sucks) so forget about getting out midweek. All I can think about is getting to the weekend to get out in the boat with my wife again.... but it's a washout this weekend. Another work week between us and sailing... Ugh. I literally can't think of anything but cruising along on a nice reach, hearing the waves against the hull, and the tiller gently tugging leeward. I think I've reached an unhealthy obsession and work in getting in the way of it!
Go sailing now my brother,
It's later than you think.
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