Hello all.  I've been on a 2 or 3 year transformation quest - from half dead desk jockey, to one much more alive and concsious.  It has been a very disruptive process I can tell you.  But I've managed to hang on to my marriage.  I chucked the accounting career of 23 years and now live on a 46 ft sailboat.  I told my father that buying this boat was the most important thing I've ever done.  Now, I just need to make sure it wasn't the most selfish thing I've ever done.

 

As part of my journey it has become clear that my passion is taking people sailing.  Not just day sails, but passages of several hundred miles.  It is amazingly rewarding to have guys (women just don't seem to be interested) join me from all directions of the US and set out on an adventure with many unkowns, such as the weather and mechanical issues.  But the camaraderie, and time for personal intropsection are fantastic. 

 

I look forward to digging through all this fun information, and I hope to connect with guys who'd like to experience some in your face Mother Nature. 

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Welcome to the community Bruce.
Welcome, Bruce!
Welcome.
Morning Jarret.
No home port really. I'm in Newport for the Summer. Ready to take folks to The Vineyard, or Block Island - or even up to Maine.

My more recent adventures have been in the New York City, Long Island Sound area. I love to circumnavigate Long Island. I've doen some offshore stuff from CT down to the British Virgin Islands, and from St. Augustine FL up to the Chesapeake.

Planning to take the boat from Newport to St. Thomas this Fall, by way of Norfolk VA and Bermuda. That should be a very interesting voyage.
Jarett,
Do you have a sailboat?
Welcome aboard. Really liked the Deep Blue Water III pic.
Thanks Pete! I am absolutely entranced by the color of the Atlantic - when you get out a ways.
Bruce, welcome aboard!
Hi Bruce and welcome! I am green with envy...life aboard a sailboat has always, and will probably always remain, a dream.
Curtis,
While it is probably more romantic in the imagination than in real life, it is really a great experience. I am learning so much about diesel mechanics and electrical - just to keep everything in working order, and to have a modicum of civility. I sailed from Brooklyn to Newport without any backup diesel engine. That may not sound like a big deal, but today's sailors rely a great deal on their engines. It was a great experience for me. Every day, I push myself beyond what I thought I had to have, or needed. Also meeting wonderful people. You just have to throw yourself out THERE. Very scary at times, but very worthwhile.

If you are anywhere near Newport, RI get in touch and I'd love to share the boat with your for a few days.

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