My oldest brother and my Uncle Al started my sailing education at the age of seven. As a teenager, I sailed an Albacore and a Drascombe Longboat. After graduating university I sailed and raced with a friend on his Hobie 18 which whet my appetite for sailing catamarans. In my forties as a single parent of two teenagers, I bought my own Hobie 18. Now, with my children well established as young adults, I am embarking on this sailing adventure on my Island Spirit 400, One White Tree.