Sailing and surfing the shared economy

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It’s one of those timeless dreams: jumping on a sailboat with your friends or family, and sailing through tropical waters. Warm days, turquoise waters, diving, surfing.

It sounds great until reality sets in: the time, the money, the knowledge of actually sailing a large boat.

Still none of this deterred one young couple from Santa Barbara, who used the shared economy to turn the elite world of boating into an affordable adventure.

To learn more — and in need of a vacation — I jumped aboard the 42-foot trimaran, called, “Aldebaran.”