After watching others sail on the Potomac River from our 11th story condominium in Arlington, VA, we decided there was no reason we couldn’t learn too — and why wait?  Since neither of us had any sailing experience, we both took sailing and navigation classes with some on-the-water time on the Potomac,  Chesapeake Bay and the BVIs.  With a ton of help and encouragement from the Pentagon Sailing Club, Northern Virginia Power Squadron, Sistership, and great friends who cruise internationally, we caught the sailing bug.  We’d start small and build our kitty we told ourselves.  Next thing we know, we are traveling to look at sailboats — and a sailboat found us sooner than expected.  She was in Tampa, FL.  Magnolia’s new home is in Galesville, MD.   Our friends have shared more moral support, advice, and training than we could have possibly hoped and for which we are extremely grateful. Getting Magnolia home was the first adventure of what we hope will be many.

Annette & Anthony Baker  “A**2”

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  1. Hi Guys, Just found your blog and looking forward to reading through it, mining for boat and cruising tips. Cindy and I bought our Morgan 45CC, Hull #40, now renamed At A Glance, one year ago with the intention of starting our long cruise out of Grand Haven MI in 6/18, with the goal of Florida and then the islands. We plan to winter on the boat and summer back in Michigan. Maybe we will meet along the way!

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