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Old 10-06-2010, 01:39 PM   #1
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heya everyone,

for me this is a first step. Having returned from an 11000 mile motorcycle trip around the USA I find myself redundant so opportunity strikes!

I could either;

a) find another job

take off on my bike

c) tick another box on my bucket list - ie sail around the world.

I'm a knowledge is power kinda of guy so here I am. Aged 43, English, my sailing experience is limted to, years ago, competitive dinghy sailing (fireballs, lasers), competitive yacht sailing (out of Brighton), and 2 weeks in the Bodrum - all well over 10 years ago.

So - in my head, a catamaran, some training (no idea what yet), bimble around the European seas getting my sea-feet and then take off. Ideally with one, max two others.

Advice on what training I would need? Am I way off base? Type of boat to buy? I'm naive so..what do I need to do/achieve to become less naive?

ps: only found this forum today so will be working my way through threads in the coming days.

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