Yeppa - We've Got the Itch to sail and see the world, but one continent at a time starting with Australia (Our Home Turf). I'm still in the very early stages of reading / studying / absorbing sailing technical and navigation books to continue building a good grounding for my sailing and navigational skills and knowledge. We're aiming to get some crewing experience on larger 30-40 footers over the next few years, on part weekend stints and were possible longer chartered trips to ensure that the Wife and I are 110% committed and dedicated to our end goal of owning our owning 40 footer cruiser/voyager sailing vessel.
I'd love to say I got the sailing bug from the days of Navel Cadets when I was a younger lad, but I'd say it wasn't until a about year ago my wife and I thought Its time to get started, so booked ourselves onto the "Learn How To Sail" in a little sailing dingy. While on the course the basics of sailing all came flooding back and while out on the lake, all be it in a little dingy scooting along a snails pace, wife and I could picture ourselves sailing round Australia. And after that if we haven't killed each other we plan to embark on conquering the other continents 1 at a time to then eventually conquer the world
A big thanks and applause to all to have contributed and maintain such a fantastic forum. The forum has so far answered a stack of questions I needed answers and gave me answers to ones I've hadn't even considered yet
Thats about all for now folks