Tuesday, November 13, 2007

S-T:"Dartmouth couple trades house for boat to do good around the world"

By TYRA PACHECO
Standard-Times correspondent
November 13, 2007 6:00 AM
DARTMOUTH — Tom and Harriet Linskey aren't the type to sit back and bemoan the state of the world from a comfortable suburban perch.
Instead, they will quite literally set sail on a humanitarian venture.
The Dartmouth couple has sold their house and invested the proceeds in the construction of a 46-foot catamaran, which they will sail around the world in search of villages where they can lend a hand.
The Linskeys are giving up their life on land in favor of their nonprofit organization called Hands Across the Sea. Sailing on their boat of the same name, Mr. and Mrs. Linskey plan to take supplies and transport health care and environmental volunteers to remote communities where their services are needed.
The couple's journey will begin in Brazil, where this month they are to pick up their custom-built Dolphin 460 and head for Trinidad, an 1,800-mile voyage they expect to last 10 days.
Mr. and Mrs. Linskey have spent recent months networking with local aid groups and other cruising sailors throughout the Caribbean, as well as a number of companies in the United States that are interested in making a contribution.(read the full article here.)


NOW I REALLY feel like a jerk. (At least I have Hands Across The Sea linked in the Gam)

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