Thanks for all the well wishes! I am on the mend, and I need to be 100% by the weekend. Joe and I are headed back up to Lake Tahoe for our last sailing class on Bareboat Chartering (ASA 104). For this class, we sleep on the boat over the weekend and I need to provision all meals for the boat. I am trying to decide what would be easy to fix, given the space limitations on the boat. Btw, “bareboat chartering” basically means you are acting as your own crew, as opposed to chartering a boat with a professional crew.
Why have we been taking these classes? This summer, we have taken American Sailing Association classes 101, 103 & 104. These classes are the prerequisite for more advanced courses such as Offshore Passagemaking or Advanced Coastal Cruising. The classes also allow us to rent a sailboat at a local sailing club now or bareboat charter all over the world. Eventually, when Joe retires, we plan on traveling by boat in various locations and cruising around the Caribbean and across the South Pacific to New Zealand and Australia.
We have 2 trips planned now. This fall, we are chartering a Jeanneau 36′ sailboat back to the British Virgin Islands again. Last time we went with my sister and her husband and rented a 44′ catamaran. This time, we wanted to try a monohull boat. Then, next year sometime, we are chartering down in the South Pacific around Tonga.
It is fun to take up a new interest. The fact that Joe shares this with me is a huge bonus!
Enjoy your weekend, Carla