EXIT is a 46-foot, shallow-draft, centerboard aluminum sloop. She was designed by Philippe Harlé and built in Normandy in 1992 by the French boatbuilders Garcia Yachting. EXIT is a Passoa 47, one of several models Garcia has built to this basic design. Draft is 1.05m (3.5 feet) with the centreboard up and 2.48m (8 feet) with the board down.

Since her launch, EXIT has sailed across the Atlantic and throughout The Bahamas and the Caribbean. For the past 10 years, she’s been berthed at Lyman-Morse Boatbuilding in mid-coast Maine, not far from Penobscot Bay. She has sailed extensively in Down East Maine, the Bay of Fundy, the Saint John River in New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. EXIT’s hail port is Mountain View, California.

EXIT at Roque Island, Maine

EXIT at Roque Island, Maine

“The cure for everything is salt water…” — which we’ve decided to use as a title for this blog — paraphrases Isak Dinesen (Karen Blixen), from a story called “The Deluge at Norderney”:

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I originally found a matchbox with this paraphrased a few years ago. I gave it to Linda for Christmas it’s been sitting in our kitchen, next to the stove, where we’ve looked at it nearly every day since. I think that it’s been inspirational as we’ve prepared for this trip.

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  1. Good Morning Elsa, Soren, Linda, & Drew – Great pixs & comments – Your pixs are wonderful – And your comments are painted with fine brush strokes & bright colors! – Thank you! – How creative you all were with your Christmas tree and decorations – Did you also put a tree at the top of your mast? – Nice to see you’re on the move again – Why inside to Daytona? – Weather or scenery? – Are your going to do the NASCAR experience while there? – 200 mph turning left! LOL – Have a supah evening ringing in the New Year tonight! – Best Wishes to you all for Fair Winds & Following Seas in 2016 – With Envy – Les – PS – I’m glad that we crossed tacks…

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