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Sailing At Last
This is the tale of our journey to fulfill a passion of learning to sail and a dream to circumnavigate. Welcome Aboard At Last!
Profile of At Last and the Gorrell's
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About the Gorrell'sOctober 2, 2011, 10:30 am
Hi, this is our family, Mark Janet and Grace Gorrell. We are most recently from East Longmeadow, MA. USA. Grace is working and living in PA. Janet has worked as a kidney transplant social worker and psychiatry department manager in at Baystate Health for the last fifteen years. Mark has worked as a IT professional in health care most of his career and has been at Baystate Health as VP & CIO for the last fourteen years. It was a very difficult decision for both of us to leave a very fine organization and very rewarding positions.
Our First BoatOctober 2, 2011, 10:29 am
This is our first sail boat (except for Janet who sailed a sunfish on Lake Alexander in North Eastern CT where she grew up). We looked for the perfect sailboat for more than a decade. We purchased At Last, an Island Packet 465, hull #2 and the first US delivery, four years ago. Her maiden voyage was a test sail with Bill Springer of Sail Magazine just before the 2007 Newport Boat Show where she was on display. After the boat show, she was sailed back to Hellier Yacht Sales of New London CT by Andrew Burton of Cruising World. You can read the reviews of our IP 465 in the December 2007 issue of Sail Magazine and the February 2008 issue of Cruising World.
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