Rachel Messerschmidt (of Portland, Oregon, USA) and her family had never sailed before. They started with a small boat, took ASA classes, and bought their “home” boat, a 1978 Fuji 40, SV Mosaic. They’ve been living aboard for 2.5 years preparing for the cruising lifestyle, getting remote jobs, and checking off the boat chores needed to be done. They only have two months before casting off and feel a bit overwhelmed with all of the projects. Rachel and Brenden have 2 kids, a 4-year-old daughter and 9-year-old son.
-How the dream started
-Steps they’ve taken to start sailing (small boat, classes)
-ASA week-long liveaboard classes
-Finding kid boats and
-Sold house and possessions
-Boat projects and lists
-Plans to head north to Puget Sounds, then south to MX and beyond to Pacific
-Anticipating finding challenges of school, work, and boat chores
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Rachel & Brenden Messerschmidt
SV Mosaic – 1978 Fuji 40
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