Just a few weeks ago, I found myself aboard a 45 foot sailboat for 5 days in the amazingly beautiful British Virgin Islands. Up until that point, I had never been on a sailboat. I never came from a sailing family, nor had a desire to sail. But there I was, spending all kinds of money to travel to the islands and live five days aboard a chartered boat.
I had no idea what to expect, no idea if I would like it, had worries about becoming claustrophobic, nor had I any idea that my body would tolerate the motion of the sea (I’m prone to sea-sickness).