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Old 22-11-2017, 00:48   #1
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Hi everyone!

I've been a lurker for a little while, and I figured it was finally time to join the community here!

My husband and I have embraced sailing since our early days together. We initially bought a 22 ft sailboat for less than a boat buck and learned the ropes. We were hooked!

Work took us far away from the coast, and we ended up chartering a 40-ft catamaran on the Chesapeake. We have a disabled son, and I had begun to think our dream of sailing away one day was not possible with how severe his disability is. That catamaran charter changed everything. The dream REVIVED.

Because of our son's special needs, it will no doubt cost a lot to take on this dream, but we have been taking steps over the years already to make it happen. For now, the question lingers of how soon can we make it happen. We hope it will be no later than 55 (for my husband) or about 10-12 years.

Anything is possible, right? So, we are spending these interim years saving, investing, and doing prudent research. Waiting... and waiting...

Outside of sailing, I, myself, am an ultrarunner. I'm the 2017 Female USA 24-Hour National Champion, and I have some things I need to "wrap up" in my running career before we do set sail. So I guess the timing will work itself out there.

I've loved and enjoyed all the excellent support and insight I've read here and look forward to getting to know many of you!
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Old 22-11-2017, 01:29   #2
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Re: Intro - Going for a Dream

[QUOTE=Talynnlang;2522932]Hi everyone!

I've been a lurker for a little while, and I figured it was finally time to join the community here!

My husband and I have embraced sailing since our early days together. We initially bought a 22 ft sailboat for less than a boat buck and learned the ropes. We were hooked!

Work took us far away from the coast, and we ended up chartering a 40-ft catamaran on the Chesapeake. We have a disabled son, and I had begun to think our dream of sailing away one day was not possible with how severe his disability is. That catamaran charter changed everything. The dream REVIVED.

Because of our son's special needs, it will no doubt cost a lot to take on this dream, but we have been taking steps over the years already to make it happen. For now, the question lingers of how soon can we make it happen. We hope it will be no later than 55 (for my husband) or about 10-12 years.

Anything is possible, right? So, we are spending these interim years saving, investing, and doing prudent research. Waiting... and waiting...

Outside of sailing, I, myself, am an ultrarunner. I'm the 2017 Female USA 24-Hour National Champion, and I have some things I need to "wrap up" in my running career before we do set sail. So I guess the timing will work itself out there.

I've loved and enjoyed all the excellent support and insight I've read here and look forward to getting to know many of you! [/QUOTE

In a very few short words...... Don't wait. Ok only 2 words. Busy sorry.
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Re: Intro - Going for a Dream

Sorry for that. But life is happening now, not in 10 years. Live it NOW.
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Re: Intro - Going for a Dream

I too have a child with special needs (daughter with Down Syndrome.) Our First catamaran charter (Helia) and three years of planning taught us we could make it work. We pick up our new Saba in La Rochelle 9/18 and I can’t wait to experience the adventure through my daughters eyes.

Best of luck on your journey!
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