I've been fascinated with cruising for some time and am glad I stumbled upon your board.
I don't own a boat, but want to. I also have never been sailing more than 3 miles from land, but would like to go thousands.
My background is in aviation (former US Navy), so I understand much about navigation, systems, and thinking ahead. Hopefully, I can translate those skills into sailing skills.
My goal is to be able to sail a 40-50 foot cat from the Pacific Northwest (Seattle/Vancouver) through the S Pacific, to New Zealand, Australia, and wherever the winds take me. I would also love to sail the Northern Mediterranean, but presently fear sailing anywhere near Indonesia, Somalia, and places like that.
I don't offend easily, so don't be shy. Thanks in advance.