Chris has been sailing since age 10. He grew up near the ocean in Massachusetts, messing around boats throughout the early years. His first summer away at college offered a chance encounter with a friend “Fred” who was standing outside the community sailing program, waiting for it to open.
“Hey Chris, what are you doing for the summer? I’ll be teaching sailing…”, offered Fred, “Want to join us and teach?”
That started off the next few summers of teaching sailing – first becoming instructor-certified, then honing and mastering prior-rudimentary skills, and teaching hundreds of people at all ages to capture the wind. He’s since logged many (some lengthy) voyages with friends and family, and owned a series of sailboats – eventually leading up to our current Wauquiez Pretorien, and obtaining his current USCG Captain’s certification.
While also growing up near the Massachusetts seaside, and being comfortable on boats, Kelly began her sailing career upon meeting Chris (three boats earlier). Her lust for fun and adventure has pushed them both toward full-time cruising and world travel.
Sailing has grown from “something to do” to becoming a real passion, and now we can’t get enough. As of July ’19, we live full-time on our boat, traveling around and seeing the world by water.
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