Hello, Julia

This is just a short little post to share the wonderful news that on April 8th Katy, our Engineering Correspondent Matt’s wife, gave birth to their first child, a baby daughter whom they have named Julia Isabel. Apparently mother and baby are happy and healthy, though not getting a lot of sleep (neither is Matt!).

Congratulations Matt and Katy.

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Phyllis has sailed over 40,000 offshore miles with John on their McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, most of it in the high latitudes, and has crossed the Atlantic three times. As a woman who came to sailing as an adult, she brings a fresh perspective to cruising, which has helped her communicate what they do in an approachable way, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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  • Marc Dacey Apr 10, 2015, 12:34 pm

    Congratulations on breeding new crew!

  • Edward Apr 11, 2015, 10:51 pm

    Katy and Matt
    I felt when we had our first, that every baby is a gift from God.
    She is really an angel disguised as a small person.
    Your job as parents is to nuture and support them until they grow into adult angels, then spread their wings and fly.
    Perhaps god being an “old school”guy forgot to email/ text or Fax you the
    Job duties….
    No matter, ’cause that little baby will have you guys whipped into a family in. Very short order….
    You can do it.
    Congradulations again.

  • Colin Speedie Apr 13, 2015, 1:43 pm

    Congratulations Katy and Matt, and a warm welcome to Julia Isabel!
    Kindest regards


  • Matt Apr 16, 2015, 2:52 pm

    Thanks, folks 🙂
    I was introduced to boats at 6 weeks old (4th mate on a 16-foot Alcan Springbok). Julia’s not likely to beat me on time, but she’ll be 2nd mate right off the bat, so there….

  • Christopher Barnes May 1, 2015, 5:12 am

    Matt – Congradulations! Never to early to start developing sea legs… better than a car by far for inducing long naps. Enjoy the journey.

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