Sailing wasn’t something new to us, with 20 years’ experience in monohulls. For a long time, we had a picture of a Lagoon 42 as the background on the family computer at home in Brazil. We always wanted to live on the sea, but I had a fear about the way of life on the water: I was afraid I would have to give up my yoga I practice every day. I knew it would be a challenge and every time we visited a boat, my first question was: Is there enough room for me to practice yoga? We were looking for a boat that combined performance and habitability, so that’s how we ended up buying a catamaran for our family adventure. We bought the boat from our screensaver, a Lagoon 42!
Our catamaran, named Biguà, was delivered in February 2018. On board, in the aft cockpit, I have enough space – and even more than enough – to lay out my yoga mat! We started sailing in some of the world’s cold waters, making it very hard, and even with the cockpit side windows closed, it was impossible to stay outside doing yoga without freezing! So, I had to decide to practice it inside the catamaran! I found a space in my cabin where my yoga mat fits perfectly on the floor. At that time, we hadn’t yet had the heater installed, and with close to freezing temperatures outside, we only had a very small electric heater to heat the whole catamaran. Gradually, as the temperatures rose, and the cockpit became my favorite playground!