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themselves strengthens confidence and builds skills. "I took lessons as a beginner, which almost immedi- ately qualified me to take out some of the smaller boats," says Thomas Engels. "After awhile, I took more courses and graduated to the much bigger boats, 30 to 40 feet." This commitment-free arrangement allows for new sailors to get the hang of the sport before binding them to the responsibility of boat ownership. Jay Smith also took advantage of the graduated upticks in skill mastery that Black Rock offered. "We went to the British Virgin Islands with an instructor," he says. "For three hours each morning I had instruction while my family swam or snorkeled. Then I would sail all afternoon as the 'captain'." This don't-go-it-alone approach empowered Smith to try it solo next time. "I am bareboat certified," he says. "I am very confi- dent now." But for some, the very best way to reliably get out on the water is to own a boat. Wellesley residents Henry and Judy Paap keep their 35-foot ocean-worthy boat in Marion, Massachusetts (along with many other Wellesley and Weston residents, according to the Paaps). "We go down many weekends," says Judy. "The boat Come Sail Away 120 W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e | s u m m e r 2 0 1 4 top left: Judy and Henry Paap at their mooring in Marion Harbor bottom left: Cynthia Dareshori at the helm of Columbia before the start of a race right: Women's keel boat racing in Marion N O V E M B E R G A L E / D R E A M S T I M E . C O M 116-124_WWMb14_sailing_v3_WellesleyWeston Magazine 4/24/14 4:15 PM Page 120