Every sailing family has a different approach to developing their life together on the water. Here’s how Alec and Erin Brainerd are doing it.
Alec Brainerd grew up in Brooksville, Maine, immersed in the world of sailing. His parents owned a windjammer in the early ‘70s, and he and his brother spent time “messing about with small boats” out of Bucks Harbor Yacht Club in Maine.
As a young adult, Alec captained windjammers and crewed on voyages both transatlantic and transpacific aboard much larger wooden yachts, like the 94-foot William Fife ketch, Sumurun, while...read more