From the Publisher
In 1985 Nancy and Jerry Thacker bought a 37 foot Tayana 37 cutter sailboat for recreation sailing in Long Island Sound, a popular sailing venue between New York and Connecticut, their home. After sailing on weekends for two years they sold their home and moved on their boat. They headed for the Caribbean,with thoughts of of someday sailing to the south seas or Europe. Their neautiful candy-apple red sailboat became their home for the next six years. As novice sailors, they experienced many unexpected obstacles during their years on the water, including several narrow brushes with death. This book, while it discusses some of the many pleasant parts of their journey, emphasizes some of the many problems experienced in their six years living and sailing in their sailboat in the Caribbean.