Lee and Dee Anderson spent most of their boating lives as sailors, enjoying the feel of the boat moving through the water, powered by the wind. “When we sailed, we loved the peace and quiet,” Lee Anderson says. “We were connected to the boat and to the water. So it was always about the journey and never about the destination.”
In 1983, with a baby daughter on the way, Mike Camarata and Carol Zipke launched a 23-foot sailboat into Long Island Sound for the first time and started cruising. Today the semiretired couple from Mystic, Connecticut, can look back on more than 30 years of sailing adventures from the comfortable cockpit of their liveaboard home, a Dean 44 sailing catamaran.
“I must have been 14 years old,” recalls Eric Uscinski. “I had a cousin in Delaware City. I spent a few summers down there. He was older than me, and we got into crabbing. We’d go out in his 16-foot boat and be on the river at 3 a.m., back by 1 in the afternoon with our catch.”
Several years ago Peter Jenkin and Nancy Miller, who are married lifelong sailors, starting thinking about a powerboat. “Our bodies were telling us that it was time to go to the dark side,” says Jenkin, a retired certified management accountant from North Haven, Connecticut.
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