This week’s celebration of some of our kickass #sailing students is actually blowing my mind... 🤯🤩🥰you’ll see why in a second!
Meet Megan. She’s been sailing for about ten years with her three little girls and husband Lucas, who happened to be one of our awesome competitors, skippering their boat Syrena in the 2017 @vanisle360. On their family cruises, Megan hadn’t had any training other than what she’d picked up from Lucas, and spent most of her time on board looking after the kids. Bet that sounds familiar to a lot of mom-sailors out there!! She decided that it was time to learn how to do everything herself, partly for her own satisfaction and development but certainly also for their family’s overall safety. Plus as she says “some things are best when not taught by your spouse!” 🤣 So she registered for our #DaySkipper course in July 2017. Which happened to end up as an all ladies course! And all 4 of them are absolutely fabulous ladies and will be featured during this #motivationmonday #movingon series- in fact you met Sophia already just last week! We had the most fantastic week cruising the Gulf Islands and everyone learned how to drive, navigate, dock and sail like total bosses.
Now Megan and Lucas are able to share all the roles on board 50/50 and Megan has plenty of confidence running the boat while Lucas looks after the kids 🥰 Their girls now say “if it’s over 20 knots we want Mommy to drive!” As if that isn’t fantastic enough, here is the mind blowing part. This amazing woman and her equally amazing husband have cruised all over the south coast of BC with their 3 young girls, done dinghy excursions ashore in beautiful Desolation Sound, and given their kids such an incredible gift of adventure in their childhoods. Including their eldest daughter who has cerebral palsy. Just think about that. Getting a folding electric wheelchair off and on the boat alone is enough to make most people give up on the idea of sailing! So next time you think “I can’t” or “it’s too hard”... think of Megan and everything she has been able to do for herself and her family because “can’t” is not in her vocabulary.