I have many years of sailing under my belt but it has always been with other trust crew mates. From now on I will be the skipper, the helmsman, the crew member, the galley supervisor all at the same time. This is all OK with me. The part I get most nervous about is going inland and having to approach a dock!
Any way, to boost my security level, this past March I took a great trip to the Virgin Islands and took an American Sailing Association class. The beauty of the place is just phenomenal to start with but also got to sail with some other sailors who where there to kick some of the their fears too.
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