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Old 11-10-2007, 19:58   #1
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Tania Aebi and Sons

From the latest BoatUS newsletter, comes word that Tania Aebi is undertaking a new adventure - with her sons - and will log their odyssey for BoatUS. Here's the full story:
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Tania Aebi and Sons - A BoatUS Cruising Log Exclusive!


We have something very exciting happening on our website this month. Best-selling author Tania Aebi, who in 1985 became the youngest woman to sail around the world alone, is taking her two sons cruising, and she's writing an intimate blog about it for BoatUS.

This is quite a story. When Tania was 18, she cast off from South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan, alone and frightened, on her 26-foot sloop, Varuna. For the next two and a half years, with only a cat for company, she sailed 27,000 miles around the world, stopping in 23 countries along the way. In November 1987, just barely 21, she stepped back onto the cement shores of New York City a solo-circumnavigator. Her book about this adventure, Maiden Voyage, became an inspirational best-seller, published in eight countries.

Fast forward 20 years. Now living in Vermont, she's a writer, and mother to Nicholas, 16, and Sam, 13. Her ex-husband lives two miles up the road. Watching her boys grow up too fast, she decided it was now or never to give them a taste of adventure, and herself the gift of some uninterrupted time with them, before busy lives take them in their own directions. She bought a 36-foot sailboat named Shangri-La, and the family of three has set off cruising to the South Pacific for a year. There, she'll turn the boat and the two boys over to their dad, who'll sail with them to Australia. An unorthodox arrangement? You bet it is!

Log on right now, and see how the whole plan is playing out on www.BoatUS.com/cruising/shangrila, where Tania is writing a twice-monthly log about the voyage.

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Old 11-10-2007, 20:17   #2
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Interesting custody arrangement. I think the boys win - LOL
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Just finished reading Tania's book, the Maiden Voyage. Why am I still sitting here!
One major reason is that my children think sailing is the most boring thing on the world and dread spending even twenty minutes on the boat. I would be annoyed except I remember feeling the same way about any sailing with my parents until I was 14, in the Virgin Islands, and allowed to rent a little Sunfish to sail with a friend.
Wish my ex-husband was an ocean going man like Tania's so that our custody could be shared in such a way. As it is it is very similar...with my children's father only 4 blocks away. We have the great fortune to get along and raise them together.
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i thought she already did this, a couple of years ago?
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This is old news. Voyage done and logged already.
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Yes, it's an old thread (over 2 1/2 years old), but Jennymar's post is new and on topic, so it's fine. Relax, guys.

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Yes, old news.
Just excited and inspired by her book that was printed ages ago but that until last week I had never read. And also wishing circumstances were such that I could voyage with my own two children.
Though I have looked for the log of her journey with the boys, I could only find her very first entry, and the very last entry online. If someone has a link for the whole thing that would be great. But BoatUS only has an intro and closing letter.

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Though I have looked for the log of her journey with the boys, I could only find her very first entry, and the very last entry online. If someone has a link for the whole thing that would be great. But BoatUS only has an intro and closing letter.
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All the logs are listed down the left hand side. I clicked on a few and they all seem to be there.

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