Lending a Hand
We'll be on the scene to find out what local groups need. It's certain that we'll be logistically challenged, because everything is harder to do from a boat. And we'll certainly be rewarded with a richer cruising experience every time we can help someone along the way. As we begin this journey, you can help shape our course: If you know of a school, clinic, or community along a cruising route that needs a hand, please send us an e-mail by clicking on the "Contact Hands" link on our website (www.handsacrossthesea.net). Also, if you know of a company willing to make a tax-exempt donation of goods or services to a worthy cause, please tell us who to contact.
Will it all work? We're just getting under way with Hands Across the Sea-the boat-and Hands Across the Sea-the charitable organization-and our new cruising life. As every cruiser knows, when you begin a passage, there's no guarantee of the wind or the seas you'll get or the course you'll need to steer. You've just got to make a big leap.
Meet the Linskeys at the "Hands Jump Up" aboard Hands Across the Sea at 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 11, at the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis. Hands will be berthed at The Multihull Company display. For more information about their appearance and their organization, contact the Linskeys (617-320-3601) or check their website (www.handsacrossthesea.net).