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YV&C International Yacht Vacations & Charters Magazine reports: When I signed up to sail for a week in the British Virgin Islands with a crew of women I hardly knew, I would never have guessed that we would have enjoyed such camaraderie or that I would have learned so much. Not having previously vacationed aboard a boat before and never in such close quarters with five other women, I trusted an old friend of mine when he told me that I would share “good karma” with these co-workers of his. Seven days on a 52.5-ft Sun Odyssey called Pure Indulgence proved him right. We met at the airport at the too-early hour of 4 a.m. for our flight from Minneapolis to St. Thomas. In an effort to become somewhat familiar with each other, we had met a few times for dinner and had wisely used our final meeting to plan meals and order groceries online. As three of us stood i... (more)