One Month Left

One month left and work on the boat has gone into high gear.  Now that the boat has come together I’ve realized that I have no pictures of the boat from two months ago when black trash bags covered the holes where the windows used to be.  It was a trashbag covered hull with no bulkheads, no mast, no sails, no electronics and no windvane.  You wouldn’t recognize St Breandan now.  Its starting to look like a real ocean going 27 footer.  My life is super hectic these days, between working on the boat and raising crucial last minute funding.  I’ll haul the boat out of the water tomorrow for new paint and thru hulls.  I’ve still got a lot of work to do on the boat but I’m on track and in two weeks I should be 95% done.

This effort is not just about completing a major sailing trip.  This trip is a fundraiser for C.R.A.B. (Chesapeake Regional Accessible boating).  C.R.A.B. is a non profit orgaiztion that helps mentaly and physically disabled people by giving them sailing opportunities.  Going for a day sail might seem rather common for most of us, but it means the world to a child struggling to cope with a disability.   The most important aspect of this trip is to rasie money so C.R.A.B. can continue to help people struggling with disabilities.  You can donate to C.R.A.B. through the “How I Can Help” section.

I’m looking forward to getting out to sea.  I’m tired of talking about the trip and working on the boat.  I don’t want to talk about it, I want to be about it.

3 thoughts on “One Month Left”

  1. Matt I wish we could join you on Thursday evening to wish you fair winds and following seas. It just so happens it coincides with plans to have dinner with both of our children, which is a rare event now that they are grown. As one who will benefit from your fundraising I wanted to take the time to thank you here since I can’t do so in person. It is our intention to be on the docks when you shove off on what will be a fantastic adventure for you while at the same time an act of great compassion for those of us who benefit from CRAB. Thanks Matt see ya soon!

  2. Lots of love to you Matt! I will keep track and follow your blog or whatever you set up. I’m looking forward to joining you in the Bahamas next year for a spell! I will call you this week. I’m sending you all the positive vibrations I can! Celeste

  3. Don’t talk about it, BE about it.

    May the forces BE with you ol’ buddy.

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