In October 2010, they quit their jobs, rented out their house, and acquired additional marine licenses. They flew to Buenos Aires, oversaw the stepping of the mast, and soaked up as much as they could from the yard workers. And they got out into the city, enjoying the street scenes and the nightlife, the restaurants and the wine. They grew to know the boatyard owner and managers and were invited into their homes and into their family lives. On the day Alberta Crewed was launched, the factory threw an assado, a big barbecue, and aromas of grilled loin, flank, ribs, and sausage filled the air.