Went for a week, stayed for a month
I’ve been crew and piloted our family boat and thought I knew a thing or two until I met Debbi. I went back to rookie level, man did I learn so much from her and enjoyed learning from her experience. During the first week, she taught me the ins and outs of Nikaia, from the avalanche cupboard to raising, lowering, and storing sails. It felt very natural with her, we were in flow after that week, our daily routine was synchronized from enjoying our coffee&tea in the morning to siestas in the late afternoon. Enjoying sundowners with her cocktails and snacks then me cooking her dinners under the stars. Nikaia is solid, from her sleek teak decks, comfy galley and lounge. I am used to cruising in large motor yachts and Nikaia was just as comfy and cozy. Could have easily spent more months were it not me having to go back to work. Sailing Nikaia was the experience I was searching for, as I took the helm she took me for a ride a couple of times and I experience what sailing is about, hard going back to motor yachts. And Finally, none of this would have been as great as I describe had it not been for Debbi, she was warm, caring, and fun to be around. I felt as I knew her for a lot longer then I did and look forward to sailing with her again.
10th Apr 2020