Overall, the group represented an impressive range of sailboat ownership. Cherished, but left home-along with kids and grandkids-were a Hallberg-Rassy 40, a Moody 40, an Ericson 35, a Bristol 38, a Brewer 44, a Passport 42, and a San Juan 21 trailer-sailer. One couple was planning to buy an Oyster and hire a captain; others reeled off bareboat destinations, either with the Adventure Charter program or directly with charter companies, sailing programs, and sailing schools. Cruising grounds ranged from the Caribbean to the Galapagos, the Mediterranean, and Seychelles. Yet another subset of this group was singles, which on this trip included six women and three men-a new record, according to the Kings. All in all, whether Tahiti was a last-minute leap into vacation, a relaxing reward, a fling, the chance to flex some sailing muscle, or simply the culmination of a long-held dream, one thing was certain: Most were here to relax and shed inhibitions.