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Jean learned to sail on the Great South Bay of Long Island, N.Y.
Her first date with her husband, Jim, was aboard a friend's boat on Lake Michigan and that was the beginning of their sailing saga. Twenty five years later, they dropped their lines in Bass Harbor, ME and started their 3 1/2 year circumnavigation onboard their 44 foot Mason, "Mara".
In Aug. of 2005, Jean and Jim once again dropped their lines in Auckland, New Zealand and began their ten year circumnavigation onboard their Chuck Paine design, Kelly Archer built 63 ft. bare aluminum yacht, "Onora".
The key to their success as a cruising couple, according to Jean, is that they work well together as a team and give each other continuous support.