"When I think back," she says, "I think it was easy, but when I read my logbook, I was scared witless."
Outerbridge, who had Dart shipped from Bermuda without rig and tanbark sails to her departure point at Liberty Landing Marina in New Jersey, enjoyed magical days and nights cruising with her mascot, Tucker, a Jack Russell terrier. "If you're on a 20-foot boat with a dog, how many men do you need?" she asks. "In the end, I found small was better."