Tomorrow I will be taking my own advice…
- You Can Do More
- Expanding our “Comfort Zone”
- The Uncomfortable Hat
- Lifetime Learning
- Get Uncomfortable
I have always enjoyed the water, and have dabbled in sailing for 30+ years. A couple of years ago, my wife, Jamie, and I took four different sailing classes/ certifications while living aboard a 38-foot catamaran off the Florida coast. Last summer we bought our own boat…. A 25-foot Catalina 250 that we sail on Smithville Lake in Missouri.
My wife suggested that I check into ways of getting more experience…. as in ocean experience… she suggested that I Could Do More!
Tomorrow begins preparation for a passage via sailboat from St. Maarten in the Lesser Antilles (a little less than 200 miles East of Puerto Rico) to New York. I will be part of a 4-person crew on a boat named Kimberlite, owned and skippered by Eric Freedman. Eric keeps his boat in St. Maarten during the winter and transports it back to New York during the Atlantic hurricane season… the summer months.
The boat is a 53-foot Amel, a French made monohull sailboat.
We will begin the 1600-mile journey on June 24 and will last 9-12 days depending on the conditions. You can track our progress (after June 24) via this link:
I will be taking some pics along the way, and will post when I return. I will have Jamie tweet via my account any news or updates when possible.
You Can Do More… your brain is lying to you…. Don’t Believe It!
Jeff Floyd – firstname.lastname@example.org