At almost 40 years old, Marvin learned to sail for the first time at the Yacht Club in Ras Tanura in Saudi Arabia. Over the years, we had 5 different boats with lots of racing interspersed with partying and just having fun.
Marvin says - he spent the first year mostly upside down and the second year terrorizing other sailors by running into them. In the third year, he started learning the rules and actually winning.
Marvin remembers asking Ruth on one sail outing if she could come sail back to retrieve him if he fell overboard, which he promptly did. She was more than able to successfully save him (in many ways). To be fair, the beach was only two hundred yards away.