Don, a retired firefighter/paramedic, and Janet, a retired emergency/trauma RN, enjoy their 100 acre 'ranch' in Arizona when they're not out sailing. Don grew up sailing Southern California: crewing on the family's racing boat and racing Hobie Cats, as well as surfing and waterskiing. [...] Janet grew up in Texas and Alaska water skiing, but never sailing.
They split their time now between their sailing home and home at the ranch.
Don and Janet have dreamed of owning a sailboat and cruising, even part time, since 1997. While living in Southern California, too much work and family responsibilities made it very difficult. Finally, after moving to Arizona and retiring in our 50's, the dream was finally within reason!
2015, while visiting Santa Barbara, CA, we noticed a strange boat on a trailer near the marina. Totally curious, we looked it up and discovered the perfect answer for us....a trailerable trimaran! When we're not sailing we can store it in our shop here at home, and we can trailer to wherever we'd like to begin each sailing adventure.
And so the search began for the very specific boat Don wanted: a 2001 (or earlier) Corsair F-31 Ultimate Cruiser (aft cabin). We found 3 in our online searching: one in Japan, one in San Francisco, and one in....Phoenix, AZ! WHAT?????! How is our dream boat in Phoenix, 3 hours away? Well, that's another story, but it was and we quickly bought it.
And the rest of the story...... it's in the blog!