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JUN 2019

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10 COBB LIFE | JUNE 2019 S A I L I N G w i t h raiu WRIT TEN BY KAREN CR OWE A NDY AND I WERE BORN AND RAISED in Cobb County; we've been married for 31 years and have three grown children. We started talking about our soon-to-be-empty nest during our daughter's senior year of high school, wondering what it might be like to take a sabbatical from work and family life and do something di„erent. Neither of us had any experience sailing, but we enjoyed other water sports, like scuba diving, so we decided to take sailing lessons in the island of Grenada in 2018. A‹er getting our American Sailing Association certiŒcations for bareboating catamarans, it didn't take long for us to decide we wanted a boat of our own. Že window to travel this way would not stay open forever; eventually, work, or kids, or parents would need us closer to home. So we bought a used Leopard 48 catamaran in excellent condition and, in January 2019, we moved aboard. We write a blog about our adventures at sailingwithgratitude. com. Here are excerpts from some of our favorite adventures so far, as shared on that very blog. L O C A L C O U P L E L E AV E S W O R K B E H I N D , S a i l s t h e w o r l d o n a b o a t n a m e d G r a t i t u d e A N D S E T S O U T F O R A D V E N T U R E

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