I support GG despite the challenges she faces. She smart, and a caring mother and will not do anything to harm her children
. She wants to skip the smaller to bigger boar paradigm that most feel comfortable with. And she seems to be leap frogging to quite a big vessel. But she'll do it because she careful and not going to rush into anything.
My own story is not similar in most details. But at 38 after a few sails
and a 3 day course I decided to buy the boat and learn once I had it. I bought a brand new 36' boat 28 yrs ago and I still have her today and have sailed thousands of miles offshore
including RT to the Caribbean
to NY single
handed. If someone had told me that this would be part of my future I would have laughed so hard as to fall over.
I was prudent and never had an accident
and only a few non serious brief groundings in sand. I've sailed through every weather
condition including a snow storm and full gale in the Gulf stream
Where there's a will, there's a way. GG will be fine and she'll get the help she needs. And she'll get it from people such as those on this forum.