It has been years since I have sailed. I was raised in a sailing family
in the Pacific Northwest
. My grandfather, Charles Nelson Seaborn, owned his own Seaborn Shipyards in Tacoma, Washington
during WW I. My great uncle, Henry Seaborn (Charles Nelson's oldest brother), was an early Commodore of the Seattle
Yacht Club. My step-grandfather, Ray Welcome Cooke, built and raced the 62' Circe. My father, John Henry Seaborn, for years owned the Circe. And then, of course, there was my dad's identical twin, Benjamin Charles Seaborn, who designed the Circe and a number of other sailing vessels, most notably the Thunderbird.
The last time I went sailing was on our Circe when I was fifteen years old, 39 years ago.
Now I am writing a book about our family