Don’t Tell Me I Can’t Sail Away (Literally) in Midlife

By Helen Iatrou
April 03, 2023

Don’t Tell Me I Can’t is a series designed to celebrate all the ways you can forge your own path well in midlife and beyond.

I was 46 when I decided to finally pursue my dream of learning to sail.

I’ve lived by the sea, in Australia and then Greece, my entire life and always loved anything involving the water. As a youngster, I was devastated when my father sold our family’s little motorboat.