I had a past g/f that the first time I took her sailing I had to get the boat out of impound and get legal trailer plates (she even paid for them since the DMV wouldn't take plastic) before I even started to get ready. She helped set up the boat. Then after about an hour a summer storm brewed and I couldn't get to land fast enough. We capsized 5 times. After we finally got back to shore and put the boat away and got cleaned up she bought me dinner. After all of that she kept sailing with me until she went away to grad school.
Now, for my wife... she was so scared to go sailing after hearing all of the stories from my sailing friends that she would only go out in 10 kts or less. I like 10+. Anyway, one day we were out it started with light winds but around noon time it kicked up to 15-20 (my kind of day). After about 2 hours of convincing I got her on the trap. Now she doesn't want to be bothered to go sailing unless she can trap out while flying a hull. She has never capsized or pitchpoled so we will see how she handles that when it happens.
Pearson 30 (mono slug)
'82 H18 Magnum
St. Louis, MO