The WNY couple that wants landlubbers on their sailboat

Posted at 11:37 PM, Jun 22, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-22 23:37:04-04

There is a husband and wife team that want to teach you how to sail. The Richard and Mary Bennett own a sailboat called Chronos and a company Make Sail Time. This summer is their third of chartering landlubbers around and even teaching them how to understand sentences like this:

“We release the jib, which is like reefing the jib under sale, it's very easy to do with a roller furler,” said Mary.

Taking to the lake isn't necessarily the easiest hobby to get into, the Bennett' get that. That's why they think their lessons and charters make exploring Lake Erie more accessible for Western New Yorkers and anyone who visits. You can ask find out more about their charters here.
“Hopefully they'll catch the sailing bug. And it's just fun to be out on the water. It's irresistible once you're out here. It's just amazing,” said Mary.

While you can just sit on the boat and eat cheese and crackers, you can also be all hands on deck.
Like one couple from Indiana.

“Mary and I hardly did anything. We just coached them on where to go, which way to steer, how to release pulling the jib. We were out for hours and they did all the work. It was great,” said Richard. 

Make Sail Time charters into the fall.

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