Cruisers heading off for more than a day or two of cruising on the Great Lakes or beyond frequently ask how they can best make things work when crewing as a couple on longer cruises.Virginia and Robert Glesser, having cruised together for years, wrote a definitive book on the subject and have presented at numerous North American cruising seminars. On Thursday, April 21, at 8:00 pm Eastern/7:00 pm Central, they share their insights on considerations for living together 7X24 in the small space of a boat in their webinar, Successfully Living and Working Together 24X7 on a Boat. Click here for more information and to register for class.
You can be living your dream of cruising to distant ports, but it doesn't matter how beautiful the scenery, if you aren't getting along with your matey it's no fun. If there are unresolved relationship issues then there is discord. Fortunately the strain on a relationship living in the small space of a boat can be alleviated with a few relatively simple agreements. Through the ups and downs of living onboard their sailboat, Harmony, Robert and Virginia Gleser have found ways of building the trust between the two of them when storms both physical and mental make things boisterous. Subjects include Clues for the Captain, Fear, Timing, Working Things Out, and Compromise. The ingenuity, perseverance, and hard work that was required by both of them to keep their cruising dream alive and the ship in running shape, bred a mutual respect and trust that generated love and strengthened their relationship.They look forward to having you join them on their virtual cruise to find Harmony on the waters.