"Its time to swap positions," said seminar coordinator and retired U.S. Navy Captain Ron Trossbach. Trossbach, a longtime CCA member who helped create Suddenly Alone, then described the workbook contents. Cruising couples would acquire these skills only by cooperating with each other and by practicing the task lists, he said. CCA members Tom and Cissie Keogh of Old Lyme, Connecticut, new owners of a Frers ketch, had done most of their sailing aboard a New York 40, and for a decade this kind of teamwork had eluded them. "Weve been cruising long distances for 10 years," Tom told me. "My wifes already learned things today that I never taught her." Most of the couples at the seminar, including the Keoghs, attended the workshops together.