Born near the ocean but never got a chance to see the sea until age 11, I haven't lived further than 50 miles from the shoreline ever since. The ocean waters have always seemed to rejuvenate me, hard to explain but when I haven't tasted seawater in my sinuses for some time, it's like needing a Gatorade after a workout, it just refreshes me. After graduating near the top of my high school class, it took me 10 full years to get a bachelor's degree. But the timing must've been right because from there I began meeting people in the professional world who would guide my life down a path I never envisioned. 15 years I had the great opportunity to work in the capital markets and finance world and each step of the way had terrific mentors. From a college professor who opened the door for me, to the most intelligent and hard working individual I ever had the fortune of knowing (and learning from her as she persevered in a male dominated industry) to a great colleague but better friend to capping my career working with a man with biggest heart and desire to share it I've ever known. Thank you all of you. My family never really knew where I was but never stopped telling me it was the right place to be, and that support kept me going. After 9 years aboard SeaGlub and 4 great years in Mexico, it's time to set out for the horizon and see what the future holds.
Tara Lee Costich
I can't remember one great moment of my life so far that was my favorite. There are so very many! Lovely people have been in my life at different times and they have made the memories treasures. Adventures in mountains, the swamp, foreign countries and wilderness, local coffee shops, and adventures even in my science research. I've always been down for whatever we can come up with. My father brought me up to love boats, and to just figure things out and my mother brought me up to love nature, the outdoors, and fear nothing. So equipped with those passions the love of racing sailboats easily brought me joy and some of my bestfriends! I made friends to race further and harder and then in the craziest of times the opportunity to sail across an ocean presented its self. To some of my friends it was a surprise that I ever purchased a house. It was not a surprise to them when I sold it to cruise across oceans and swim with fishes. Cruising is not racing. It is a different way of living. It's a new adventure! But also maybe could race a little... Haha!